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dc.contributor.authorGreer, Aaron Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-08T20:01:28Z
dc.date.available2012-03-08T20:01:28Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/11995
dc.descriptionxi, 249 p. : ill. (some col.)en_US
dc.description.abstractGlobalization has inaugurated many rapid changes in local communities throughout the world. The globalization of media, both electronic and print, has introduced new pressures for local communities to confront while also opening up new imaginative possibilities. As many observers have noted, transnational media transform local public cultures, or shared imaginative spaces, but never in predictable, totally hegemonic ways. This dissertation focuses on the efforts of a small Hindu community called the Hindu Prachar Kendra located in Trinidad, West Indies, as they develop critical strategies that help their children read, negotiate, and in some cases contribute to local and global public cultures. I argue that though many Hindu parents and teachers of the Kendra share anxieties about the effects of local and global popular cultures on their children, they also use many features, ideas, and texts emerging from imaginative media in creative ways. Furthermore, their concerns about media shape their interpretation and instruction of Hindu practice.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in charge: Philip Scher, Chair; Lynn Stephen, Member; Lamia Karim, Member; Deborah Green, Outside Memberen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Dept. of Anthropology, Ph. D., 2011;
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dc.subjectCultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectCaribbean studiesen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy, religion and theologyen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectHinduismen_US
dc.subjectModernityen_US
dc.subjectPopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectPost-structuralismen_US
dc.subjectTrinidaden_US
dc.titleImagined Futures: Interpretation, Imagination, and Discipline in Hindu Trinidaden_US
dc.title.alternativeInterpretation, Imagination, and Discipline in Hindu Trinidaden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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