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The masquerade : Indian Punjabi Sikh women and the renegotiation of boundaries and body identity in Australia

Kaur, Jasdeep


This thesis argues that Sikh women in Australia experience the burden of protecting the cultural traditions of their religious group. Here an analysis is made of their attempt to construct a new boundary or a new space for themselves. Sikh immigrant women in Australia are what Spivak termed, and other post-colonial writers have also noted, the "third-world displaced woman", caught between tradition and modernisation. Sikhs, a religious cultural group from Punjab, India, have for centuries...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7396f035bba
Access Rights: Open Access


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