Title

Transnational women: Narratives of displacement and belonging

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging: Indo Australian Perspectives

Publisher

Authorspress

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

25772

Comments

Originally published as: Murphy, R. (2016). Transnational women: Narratives of displacement and belonging. In N. Kanwar (Ed.), Narratives of estrangement and belonging: Indo-Australian perspectives anthology criticism (p. 244-259). New Delhi, India: Authorspress. Original publication available here

Abstract

As an immigrant woman who has lived in Australia for more than 30 years, I am interested in the stories women tell of their experiences of living in a 'safe' country. As a writer, I am intrigued by the response of 'women like me' to fictional representations of our 'selves' and our bi cultural 'belongings. Using the specific responses of a reading group comprised of Indian and Iranian women, this paper shows that the boundaries between analytic and reflexive research are permeable and the researcher also becomes implicated in her own research...

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