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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


South Asian American Children’s Search for Identity in the Aftermath of 9/11 in South Asian American Young Adult Fiction

Hena Ahmad

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on three South Asian American adolescents and their engagement with the post 9/11 racial targeting of South Asian Americans. As a result, these adolescents find themselves ... 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


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.


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


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


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


Introduction

Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery

in The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786437
eISBN:
9780814786451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book situates immigration laws within a larger context by focusing on the global migration of South Asians using frameworks of empire and global power. It features chapters that look into the ... More


“It’s Not Your Dad’s Bollywood”: Diasporic Entrepreneurs and the Allure of Digital Media

Aswin Punathambekar

in From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771891
eISBN:
9780814771907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771891.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the South Asian American mediascape from grassroots- and community-managed media production, particularly the use of public access television, the entry and dominance of ... 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


Animating Gandhi: Historical Figures, Asian American Masculinity, and Model-Minority Accents in

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/9780252037405.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the Indian American character is the accent or the suburban “sidekick” character to the dominant narratives of young, white masculinity that are prevalent in American ... 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


The Psychological Cost of New Cosmopolitanism: Eating Disorders in the Context of Globalization

Dana S. Iyer and Nick Haslam (eds)

in New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752800
eISBN:
9780804767842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the influence of the globalization of the thin body ideal on the development of body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders in South Asian American women. It considers ... 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


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


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