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Mad for Difference: Authenticity, Ambivalence, and the Cosmopolitan South Asian American Reader

Tamara Bhalla

in Reading Together, Reading Apart: Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040481
eISBN:
9780252098925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040481.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This introductory chapter discusses how literary scholars, reviewers, and especially NetSAP book club members shift among various models of what constitutes South Asian authenticity in the United ... More


Discrepancies in Dixie: Asian Americans and the South

Jigna Desai and Khyati Y. Joshi

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationship between the Asian American and the American South. The figure of the Asian American is perceived to be discrepant in and ... More


Performing South Asian American Histories

Christine L. Garlough

in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores the central dilemmas facing South Asian American community members. It describes two events where evocations of flags and founding fathers have been used in the name of minority ... More


Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Jigna Desai and Khyati Y. Joshi (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The migrations of Manilamen, Bengali Muslim peddlers, and Chinese merchants and coolies extend the history of Asian Americans in the South into the early nineteenth and twentieth century. Between ... More


Toward Acknowledgment: Care in Diasporic Performances

Christine L. Garlough

in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter begins the discussion of how performance activists advocate a political commitment to justice and care through their performance art. The chapter opens with the story of Shyamala Moorty, ... More


The Glue That Keeps Us Together: Constructing Ethnic Community in the NetSAP Book Club

Tamara Bhalla

in Reading Together, Reading Apart: Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040481
eISBN:
9780252098925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040481.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines how the NetSAP book club's practices of reading expose the various inclusions and exclusions of South Asian American identity and community formation. It looks at how NetSAP ... More


A Future in Relation to the Other

Christine L. Garlough

in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter discusses the various hate crimes, and other forms of discrimination, that have emerged post-9/11. Among these hate crimes, a number of South Asian Americans have unfortunately also ... More


Thinking and Feeling with Her: Representation and Affect in Jhumpa Lahiri’s

Tamara Bhalla

in Reading Together, Reading Apart: Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040481
eISBN:
9780252098925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040481.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter focuses on how discourses of authenticity in transnational South Asian literary culture produce ambivalence about belonging by exploring how these discourses function specifically in the ... More


There’s a Whole Other Class: Model Minorities, Privileged Subjects, and the Question of Caste

Tamara Bhalla

in Reading Together, Reading Apart: Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040481
eISBN:
9780252098925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040481.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter analyzes how discussions of class and its more tacit effects in NetSAP book club meetings reveal the ambivalent effects of economic privilege among members as they construct a sense of ... More


Teaching Region

Dwight B. Billings, Gina Caison, David A. Davis, Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Philip Joseph, Kent C. Ryden, and Emily Satterwhite

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The final chapter in this book examines pedagogies of place. The seven authors discuss the pitfalls and promises of teaching regional studies in or on Appalachia, the South and Southwest, the ... More


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