South Asian Americans
- A Part, Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America by (Online also: click on title) As people from the cultures of the Indian sub-continent increasingly participate in the complex and often heated debates about race and ethnicity in the United States, they confront questions about naming and claiming an identity that designates their group in this country. However, the term "South Asian" is growing in acceptance among people in this country who trace their heritage to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Maldives. [This book] concerns itself with the extent to which South Asian American are and ought to be included within Asian America -- as that term is applied to academic programs and admission policies; grassroots community organizing and politics more broadly; and critical analyses of cultural products. These essays form a spirited dialogue on the dilemmas of identity politics, coalition building, and diasporics.Call Number: E184.S69 P37x 1998Publication Date: 1998 ( Philadelphia : Temple University Press)
- The Other Indians: a Political and Cultural History of South Asians in America byPublication Date: 2008 ( Los Angeles [Calif.] : Asian American Studies Center Press, University of California)Thirteen chapters covering: Indians in the Global Setting;" Passage to India;" Diaspora within the Diaspora; religious life of Indian communities; politics of affluence; culture, politics and future of Indians in the U.S.; reverse diaspora -returnees and retirees.
- Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans by The experience of South Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations in recent years, tells a different story of inclusion--one in which distinctions within a group play a significant role. Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Sangay K. Mishra analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization. He shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths of political inclusion, defying a unified group experience.Call Number: E184.S69 M57 2016Publication Date: 2016 ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press)
- Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-Generation South Asian Americans Traverse a Transnational World by Focusing on second-generation South Asian Americans, [the author] offers fresh insights into the subjective experience of race, ethnicity, and social class in an increasingly diverse America. The young people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Nepalese origin that are the subjects of the study grew up in mostly white middle class suburbs, and their linguistic skills, education, and occupation profiles are indistinguishable from their white peers. But their ethnic experiences are shaped by their racial status as neither "white" nor "wholly Asian," their continuing ties with family members across the world, and a global consumer industry, which targets them as ethnic consumers." Drawing on information gathered from forty-eight in-depth interviews and years of research, this book illustrates how ethnic identity is negotiated by this group through choice--the adoption of ethnic labels, the invention of "traditions," the consumption of ethnic products, and participation in voluntary societies.Call Number: E184.S69 P87 2005Publication Date: 2005 (New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press)
- Indian Americans: Acculturation and Integration by "This book is a historical study of the process of migration and the various strategies adopted by Indians in order to be integrated in to the U.S. It traces the significance of the religious, ethnic-cultural movement of Indian Americans and proves how this has created an interest for Indian culture abroad.... .traces the evolution from a small and apolitical group to a politically and socially well-established part of American society."Call Number: E184.E2 K36 2014Publication Date: 2014 (Mumbai : Himalaya Publishing House)
- The South Asian Americans by This work provides the first in-depth examination of recent [as of 1997] South Asian immigrant groups--their history and background, current facts, comparative cultures, and contributions to contemporary American life. Groups discussed include Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Nepalis, and Afghans. The topics covered include patterns of immigration, adaption to American life and work, cultural traditions, religious traditions, women's roles, the family, adolescence, and dating and marriage. Each chapter has an extensive list of references. Separate bibliography of recommended reading.Call Number: E184.S69 L36x 1997Publication Date: 1997 ( Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press)