Desh-Bidesh - Sylheti images of home and away

Gardner, K. (1993) Desh-Bidesh - Sylheti images of home and away. Man, 28 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0025-1496. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In migrant villages in Sylhet, places, and the images with which they are associated, represent different and at times competing forms of power. While the 'homeland' refers to spirituality and religiosity, 'abroad' is linked to material bounty and economic transformation, and local desire has become centred on travel abroad as the only route to material prosperity. The 'imagined' foreign worlds of those who have never migrated can therefore be viewed as the ideological concomitant of international dependency, and their ambivalent relationship with the homeland, a key element in the cultural contradictions of migration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2009 19:54
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2009 19:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22099 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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