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American Karma: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Indian Diaspora

American Karma: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Indian Diaspora

by Sunil Bhatia
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ISBN-13: 9780814799598
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Qualitative Studies in Psychology Series
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Sunil Bhatia is Associate Professor of Human Development at Connecticut College.

Table of Contents

1 American Karma: Race, Place, and Identity in the Indian Diaspora
2 Qualitative Inquiry and Psychology: Doing Ethnography in Transnational Cultures
3 Des-Pardes in the American Suburbia: Narratives from the Suburban Indian Diaspora
4 Saris, Chutney Sandwiches, and “Thick Accents”: Constructing Difference
5 Racism and Glass Ceilings: Repositioning Difference
6 Analyzing Assignations and Assertions: The Enigma of Brown Privilege
7 Imagining Homes: Identity in Transnational Diasporas
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“Offers a new framework to examine selfhood and self identity in the context of immigration.”
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“Effectively blends identity theory and ethnography to examine the immigrant experience of first-generation, professional Indians. Provoking reflection on the racial dynamics and identity politics of American society, this work goes a long way towards humanizing what it means to be an immigrant in the United States.”
-Cynthia Lightfoot,Penn State University, Delaware County

“A productive move in developing new directions in the study of desire, agency, and ambiguous inequality among immigrant populations in the contemporary Americas.”
-Aisha Khan,New York University

“Bhatia offers a well historicised, theoretically astute analysis of the racial, cultural and ethnic identities of Indian immigrants and their families living in predominantly white suburbs of New England.”
-South Asian Diaspora

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