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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


Introduction: Rethinking Accents in America

Shilpa S. Davé

in Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037405
eISBN:
9780252094583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037405.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the representations and stereotypes of South Asian Americans in relation to immigrant narratives of assimilation in ... 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


Evangelizing Fellow Immigrants: South Asian Christians

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The South Asian American population includes immigrant Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. This chapter highlights initiatives of South Asian Christians to evangelize fellow South Asian immigrants, ... 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


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


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


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


Situating Desis in U.S. Ethnoracial Politics

Sangay K. Mishra

in Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816681150
eISBN:
9781452954271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction introduces the central themes of the book and lays out the significance of this work.


Introduction

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

in Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction introduces the central themes of the book and highlights its significance. It opens by exploring the wedding of the (a Hindu female of Indian ancestry) to a white, Christian male and ... More


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