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The Identity Thieves of the Indian Ocean: Forgery, Fraud and the Origins of South African Immigration Control, 1890s–1920s

Andrew MacDonald

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is about the fate of a registration system designed for the exclusion of ‘undesirable’ Indian migrants to South Africa in the first decades of the twentieth century. It traces the ... More


British West Indian Migration to Cuba: The Roots and Routes of Respectability

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 follows the immigrants from arrival in Cuba through the eve of the 1959 revolution. The author first explores the emergence and deployment of racial respectability rooted in British ... More


Fade to Black?: The Children of West Indian Immigrants in Southern Florida

Philip Kasinitz, Juan Battle, and Inés Miyares

in Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230118
eISBN:
9780520927513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230118.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explains that, more than for any other immigrant group in greater Miami, the future life chances of the children of Anglophone Caribbean immigrants will probably be shaped by race rather ... More


Gendered Ethnicity: Creating a Hindu Indian Identity in the United States

Prema Kurien

in Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter centers on the primary role of gender in the creation of ethnic cultures and communities among Hindu Indian immigrants. It begins by showing that gender constructs and relations are ... More


The Wired Home: Commodified Belonging for the Transnational Family

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the idealized construction of the Indian immigrant home and household in online grocery stores, shopping sites, and banking sites. Through close readings of these sites, it ... More


Introduction: Recasting Home

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the textual, institutional, and discursive politics of online media that target, speak to, and are shaped by Indian ... More


Out of Place in the Domestic Space: H4 Indian Ladies Negotiating Belonging

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the textual, discursive, and networking politics of Indian immigrant women residing in the United States on the H-4 temporary visa, through a close reading of the discussion ... More


Homepage Nationalisms: Silicon Indians and Curry Codes

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter interrogates the so-called “problematic of homepage nationalisms” in analyses of online media. It argues that the problematic is produced through normative ideas about online media as ... More


Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Madhavi Mallapragada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The Internet has transformed the idea of home for Indians and Indian Americans. This book analyzes home pages and other online communities organized by diasporic and immigrant Indians from the late ... More


Ethnographic Research on the Hindu Temple Society of North America

Pyong Gap Min

in Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795859
eISBN:
9780814759585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795859.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to the Hindu Temple Society of North America for ethnographic information about the Hindu temples' ethnicity functions. It shows that while members of Shin Kwang Church preserve ... More


Gandhi on the Periphery of Politics

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Gandhi’s return to India and his exclusion from the political stage. Gandhi led the Indian immigrants in South Africa in their fight against racial discrimination. The chapter ... More


The Fight Against Racialism

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi stayed in South Africa from 1893 to 1914, during which he developed ideas and methods that would profoundly affect the history not only of India, but also of the world. However, ... More


Conclusion: Home Matters in the Age of Networks

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This concluding chapter revisits the key arguments developed in each of the four chapters and points to key implications of undertaking a study of home in the age of networks. It argues for a ... More


South Asians and the Hollywood Party: Peter Sellers and Brownface Performances

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/9780252037405.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Peter Sellers' brownface performance as Hrundi Bakshi in the film The Party (1968) to show the historical change of portrayals of South Asians in American films from ... More


Apu’s Brown Voice: and Indian American Accents

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/9780252037405.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the character Apu, exploring how his appearance on the television show The Simpsons in the 1990s was a departure from previous Hollywood and television representations of South ... More


“Our Museum”: Mapping Race, Gender, and West Indian Transnationalism

Oneka LaBennett

in She's Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an ethnographic mapping of the youngsters' journeys within and beyond the confines of the Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM), placing West Indian immigrant youth within the racial ... More


Religion in the Lives of Second-Generation Indian American Hindus

Khyati Y. Joshi

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how the status of Hinduism as a religious minority in the US shapes the ethnic and religious development of second-generation Indian American Hindus. The experiences of Indian ... More


The Sikh Diaspora

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Sikhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835330
eISBN:
9780824870669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter is devoted to the Sikh diaspora, an important subject given the increasing population of this community worldwide. In fact, the Sikh diaspora represents an important component of Indian ... More


New York (1918–1923)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter details Walrond's life as a young man adjusting to life in Prohibition-era New York. He had moved into the Brooklyn home of his aunt, Julia King Nichols, in her neighborhood of Bedford ... More


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