The Resource Negotiating ethnicity : second-generation South Asian Americans traverse a transnational world, Bandana Purkayastha, (electronic book)

Negotiating ethnicity : second-generation South Asian Americans traverse a transnational world, Bandana Purkayastha, (electronic book)

Label
Negotiating ethnicity : second-generation South Asian Americans traverse a transnational world
Title
Negotiating ethnicity
Title remainder
second-generation South Asian Americans traverse a transnational world
Statement of responsibility
Bandana Purkayastha
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the continuing debates on the topic of racial and ethnic identity in the United States, there are some that argue that ethnicity is an ascribed reality. To the contrary, others claim that individuals are becoming increasingly active in choosing and constructing their ethnic identities. Focusing on second-generation South Asian Americans, Bandana Purkayastha 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. By many standards, their lifestyles mark them as members of mainstream American culture. But, as Purkayastha shows, 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 the adoption of ethnic labels, the invention of "traditions," the consumption of ethnic products, and participation in voluntary societies. The pan-ethnic identities that result demonstrate attempts to balance racial marginalization, an attachment to heritage, and a celebration of reinvention. Lucidly written and enriched with vivid personal accounts, Negotiating Ethnicity is an important contribution to the literature on ethnicity and racialization in contemporary American culture
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1956-
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Purkayastha, Bandana
Dewey number
305.891/4073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S69
LC item number
P87 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
Label
Negotiating ethnicity : second-generation South Asian Americans traverse a transnational world, Bandana Purkayastha, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Racial boundaries and ethnic binds -- Maintaining meaningful connections -- Constructing ethnic boundaries : negotiations and conflicts over gender, religion, race, and nationality -- Ethnic consumption -- Sifting through "tradition" -- Bridges and chasms
Control code
ebr10114308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
220 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Negotiating ethnicity : second-generation South Asian Americans traverse a transnational world, Bandana Purkayastha, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Racial boundaries and ethnic binds -- Maintaining meaningful connections -- Constructing ethnic boundaries : negotiations and conflicts over gender, religion, race, and nationality -- Ethnic consumption -- Sifting through "tradition" -- Bridges and chasms
Control code
ebr10114308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
220 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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