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New Modes of Communication: Web Representations and Blogs: United States: South Asians
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South Asian American Muslim women must constantly negotiate what Sunaina Maira calls “the politics of authenticity” (2002, 6), or the ways in which members of ethnic groups construct the rules of belonging to their community by defining what it means to be a “real” coethnic. In Maira's study, the definition of authenticity is simultaneously rooted in nostalgia for common practices from the subcontinent duri…

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Subramanian, Mathangi, “New Modes of Communication: Web Representations and Blogs: United States: South Asians”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0660>
First published online: 2010



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