Harbingers Of Global Change

Harbingers Of Global Change

by Roli Varma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739114581

ISBN-13: 9780739114582

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Harbingers of Global Change enriches a revealing case study of a little-understood group of immigrants with the contemplation of broader social dynamics, including assimilation, acculturation, and the persistence of racial and ethnic prejudice. Author Roli Varma reveals how familiar obstacles to social equity-such as the silicon ceiling-are complicated by the unique…  See more details below

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Harbingers of Global Change enriches a revealing case study of a little-understood group of immigrants with the contemplation of broader social dynamics, including assimilation, acculturation, and the persistence of racial and ethnic prejudice. Author Roli Varma reveals how familiar obstacles to social equity-such as the silicon ceiling-are complicated by the unique constellation of social pressures confronting a group of scientists and engineers whose talent is highly valued, and yet whose presence as culturally unfamiliar human beings is received with unease and ambivalence. The analysis combines U.S. political and social history as it bears on immigration policy with a sensitive and balanced treatment of how India's techno-immigrants negotiate career, family, and loyalty to social-cultural traditions. Harbingers of Global Change is not merely a much needed addition to the emergent literature on the plight of international immigrant-professionals; it is a visionary look at where global society is headed in the twenty-first century, an epoch in which all human beings may become foreigners in the virtual techno-marketplace.

About the Author:
Roli Varma is currently Regents Lecturer and Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739114582
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Immigration history15
3Insourcing expertise31
4Diaspora : long distance nationalism45
5Stereotypes and negotiated identity61
6The silicon ceiling79
7Why so few?97
8(Re)modeling "minority"113
9Professional norms and organizational reality131
10The debate over science157
11Harbingers of global change179

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