Imagined Futures: Interpretation, Imagination, and Discipline in Hindu Trinidad

Show simple item record Greer, Aaron Andrew 2012-03-08T20:01:28Z 2012-03-08T20:01:28Z 2011-12
dc.description xi, 249 p. : ill. (some col.) en_US
dc.description.abstract Globalization 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.sponsorship Committee in charge: Philip Scher, Chair; Lynn Stephen, Member; Lamia Karim, Member; Deborah Green, Outside Member en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Dept. of Anthropology, Ph. D., 2011;
dc.rights rights_reserved en_US
dc.subject Cultural anthropology en_US
dc.subject Caribbean studies en_US
dc.subject Religion en_US
dc.subject Philosophy, religion and theology en_US
dc.subject Social sciences en_US
dc.subject Hinduism en_US
dc.subject Modernity en_US
dc.subject Popular culture en_US
dc.subject Post-structuralism en_US
dc.subject Trinidad en_US
dc.title Imagined Futures: Interpretation, Imagination, and Discipline in Hindu Trinidad en_US
dc.title.alternative Interpretation, Imagination, and Discipline in Hindu Trinidad en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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