Indian chick-lit : form and consumerism

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jennifer P. Barber (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Cara Cilano

Abstract: This thesis critically examines Indian-U.S. chick-lit in order to illustrate its complexity and to point out why scholars should give their attention to this sub-genre of mainstream chick-lit. Indian chick-lit’s adherence to mainstream chick-lit's conventions causes the articulation of the Indian heroine's hybrid identity to be very difficult. This thesis also explores how Indian chick-lit promblematizes chick-lit's invitation for the reader to identify with the female character when Indian chick-lit shows that assimilation to U.S. culture is pointless.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
American fiction--Indian authors, American literature--Indian authors, Chick lit, Indian literature, Indian women in literature
Subjects
Indian literature
Chick lit
American literature -- Indian authors
American fiction -- Indian authors
Indian women in literature