"I'm not like Indian women" : reflections of young European women in Varanasi, India

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dc.contributor.author Korpela, Mari
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-12T05:02:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-12T05:02:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.isbn 951-39-2555-2
dc.identifier.issn 1459-305X
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20095111571
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20067
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to look at the ways in which young European women staying in the city of Varanasi for long periods of time talk about India and how they negotiate their place and role as women there. There is a common travellers’ discourse that sees India as a difficult and dangerous place to a vulnerable traveler, and the encounters of colonial women with “otherness” have been widely analysed. This article brings this discussion to the post colonial era and endeavors to initiate a discussion about how to understand the encounters between visiting Western women and the locals in India today. The article is based on nine interviews which Korpela conducted in Varanasi, and on her participant observation. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Jyväskylän yliopisto
dc.publisher Historian ja etnologian laitoksen tutkijat ry.
dc.relation.ispartofseries J@rgonia : elektroninen julkaisusarja / Jyväskylän yliopisto, historian ja etnologian laitos;1459-305X;9
dc.subject.other naiset fi
dc.subject.other naisen asema fi
dc.subject.other kulttuurierot fi
dc.subject.other länsimainen kulttuuri fi
dc.subject.other itämainen kulttuuri fi
dc.subject.other Intia fi
dc.title "I'm not like Indian women" : reflections of young European women in Varanasi, India
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20095111571

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