Harbingers of Global Change: India's Techno-Immigrants in the United States

Harbingers of Global Change: India's Techno-Immigrants in the United States

by Roli Varma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739114581

ISBN-13: 9780739114582

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Lexington Books

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

Overview

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 it highly valued, and yet whose presence as culturally unfamiliar human beings is received with unease and ambivalence. The analysis combines United States 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 immigration-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739114582
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Immigration History Chapter 3 Insourcing Expertise Chapter 4 Diaspora: Long Distance Nationalism Chapter 5 Stereotypes and Negotiated Identity Chapter 6 The Silicon Ceiling Chapter 7 Why So Few? Chapter 8 (Re)Modeling "Minority" Chapter 9 Professional Norms and Organizational Reality Chapter 10 The Debate Over Science Chapter 11 Harbingers of Global Change

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