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Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book is a study of South Asian Americans in Muncie, Indiana – the author’s hometown. Muncie is the small Midwestern city made famous for being “typical America” through the Middletown studies. ... More


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


Creating a Typical America: The Middletown Studies and Muncie

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/9780252041822.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes how sociologists Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd conducted research in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1920s and how popular reception to their book Middletown: A Study in ... More


Marring Typicality: South Asian Immigrants in Muncie

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/9780252041822.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores motivations that Indians and other South Asians had for leaving their home countries, and analyzes the dynamics of the South Asian American community in Muncie, Indiana. It ... More


Fitting In: Muncie South Asians and Childhood

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/9780252041822.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the experiences of four South Asian women who grew up in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1960s and 1970s, and of the author’s relationship with them. It situates their experiences ... More


Navigating Rebellion and Respect: South Asian Teenagers and High School Life

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/9780252041822.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter uses auto-ethnography and discourse analysis to discuss the lives of South Asian American individuals’ memories of their teenage years in Muncie, Indiana. It compares and contrasts these ... More


Cowpath Crossings: Postindustrial Work and Indian Doctors

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/9780252041822.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the relationship between South Asian immigration and labor in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It analyzes experiences of two Indian Americans in Muncie, ... More


Knowing Your Place: Religious Identities and Differences

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/9780252041822.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses Hindu nationalism and its outreach to Indians living outside of India, particularly the United States. It describes how the movement has impacted the daily lives of Indian ... More


Conclusion: Race, Religion, and the Limits of Tolerance

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/9780252041822.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes a dispute over how to celebrate the National Day of Prayer in Muncie, Indiana, in 2003, in which a Christian evangelical pastor refused to participate in a multi-religious ... More


Epilogue: An Unraveled America?

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/9780252041822.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The epilogue summarizes the book’s central themes. It uses auto-ethnography to illustrate the challenges – and sometimes near impossibility – of creating a multi-racial, multi-religious polity in an ... More


Basketball and Magic in “Middletown”: Locating Sport and Culture in American Social Science

Mark Dyreson

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the passion for Indiana high school basketball that social scientists Robert and Helen Lynd tackled in their 1929 book Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture. In ... More


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