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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Aarzooen
dc.date2014-09-16 23:39:29.494
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-18T18:09:32Z
dc.date.available2014-09-18T18:09:32Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/12471
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Gender Studies) -- Queen's University, 2014-09-16 23:39:29.494en
dc.description.abstractThis project considers portable affective objects as sites that hold and emit narratives of colonial displacement, generational ties and ruptures, and loss of identity for South Asian diasporas. I propose that the affective objects provide memories, geographies, and emotion. I look to previous scholarship on affect and trauma that suggests that the question of survival can be understood through what is unsaid. My project will add to this discussion by showing how objects and artefacts—material things—can be linked to trauma and displacement; it is specifically the emotions surrounding the affective object—the meanings attached to things—that will uncover some of the unspoken and unsaid complexities of displacement. The very characteristic of portability of objects creates an ability to carry a history, narrative and even home. This project is an analysis of three separate objects; these objects chronicle and are read alongside the narratives of my own familial history with colonial displacement. Through tracing personal narratives that attach themselves to these objects, I uncover that what is lost in upheaval and violence can be found, once again, in the memories the objects hold.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectSouth Asian Diasporaen
dc.subjectThing Theoryen
dc.subjectAffecten
dc.subjectColonial Traumaen
dc.subjectMemoryen
dc.subjectStorytellingen
dc.subjectDisplacementen
dc.subjectPartitionen
dc.subjectObjectsen
dc.subjectHeirloomsen
dc.subjectNarrativesen
dc.subjectMaterial Cultureen
dc.subjectBelongingen
dc.subjectHomeen
dc.titleMobile Identities: Linking Colonial Histories of Displacement with Portable Affective Objects and Memoriesen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.contributor.supervisorMcKittrick, Katherineen
dc.contributor.departmentGender Studiesen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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