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The Resource Transnational immigrants : redefining identity and citizenship, Uma Sarmistha

Transnational immigrants : redefining identity and citizenship, Uma Sarmistha

Label
Transnational immigrants : redefining identity and citizenship
Title
Transnational immigrants
Title remainder
redefining identity and citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Uma Sarmistha
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a detailed account of transnational practices undertaken by Indian 'high-tech' workers living in the United States. It describes the complexities and challenges of adapting to a new culture while clinging to tradition. Asian-Indians represent a significant part of the professional and 'high-tech' workforce in the United States, and the majority are temporary workers, working on contractual jobs (H1-B and L1 work visa category). Further, it is not unusual for Indian immigrant workers to marry and have children while working in the U.S. Gradually, they learn to negotiate the U.S. cultural terrain in both their place of work and at home in the U.S. As such there is the potential that they will become transnational, developing new identities and engaging in cultural and social practices from two different nations: India and the U.S. Against this background, the book describes the nature and extent of transnational practices adopted by high-tech Indian workers employed in the United States on temporary work visas.The study reveals that the temporary stay of these professionals and their families in the U.S. necessitates day-to-day balancing of two cultures in terms of food, clothing, recreation, and daily activities, creating a transnational lifestyle for these young professionals. Transnational activities at the workplace, which are forced by the work culture of the MNCs that employ them, can be considered as 'transnationalism from above.' Simultaneously, being bi-lingual at home, cooking and eating Indian and Western food, socializing with Indian and American friends outside work, and all the cultural activities they perform on a day-to-day basis, indicates 'transnationalism from below'. The book is of interest to researchers and academics working on issues relating to culture, social change, migration and development
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Sarmistha, Uma
Dewey number
305.89/1411073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.E2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • East Indians
  • Transnationalism.
  • United States
Label
Transnational immigrants : redefining identity and citizenship, Uma Sarmistha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
  • Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1 Chai, Samosa, and H1B Visa: Indian IT Workers in the United States; 2 Land of Opportunity: Life Beyond Hollywood Movies; Reason for Coming to the United States; United States Beyond Hollywood Movie: Life in Small City of Midwest; 3 American Dreams and Identity Conflict; Identification of Transitional Practices; Extent of Transitional Practices; Structure of Transnational Practices; 4 Transnationalism as Cultural Hybridity and Flexible Citizenship; Perception of Life in America: Creating a Transnational Space; Conclusion
  • 5 Being Transnational CitizenGeneral Impacts of Being Transnational; Living in the U.S. and Change in Thinking, Socializing, and Leisure Time; Transnationalism and Self-esteem {u2028}and Attitude Toward Work; In Conclusion; 6 Conclusion: Creation of Temporary Enclaves; The Young and Dynamic Indian IT Professionals; Indians as Transnational; Perception of Life in the U.S; Impact of Living a Transnational Life; Immigrant to Temporary Enclaves; Postscript-Transnationalism in Trump Era; Appendix A Research Design; Outline placeholder; Research Site; Delineation of Study Population; Data Collection
  • Quantitative Data CollectionQualitative Data Collection; Data Analysis; Quantitative Data Analysis; Qualitative Data Analysis; Methods Used to Construct Self-esteem Scale; Methods Used in Constructing Job Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction Scales; Role of Researchers and Ethical Considerations; Appendix B Tables for the Chapters; Outline placeholder; Tables for Chap. 4; Tables for Chap. 5; Appendix C Survey Questionnaire and Questions for Quantitative Study; Personal Interview Schedule; References
Control code
on1109956947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811385421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1109956947
Label
Transnational immigrants : redefining identity and citizenship, Uma Sarmistha
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
  • Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1 Chai, Samosa, and H1B Visa: Indian IT Workers in the United States; 2 Land of Opportunity: Life Beyond Hollywood Movies; Reason for Coming to the United States; United States Beyond Hollywood Movie: Life in Small City of Midwest; 3 American Dreams and Identity Conflict; Identification of Transitional Practices; Extent of Transitional Practices; Structure of Transnational Practices; 4 Transnationalism as Cultural Hybridity and Flexible Citizenship; Perception of Life in America: Creating a Transnational Space; Conclusion
  • 5 Being Transnational CitizenGeneral Impacts of Being Transnational; Living in the U.S. and Change in Thinking, Socializing, and Leisure Time; Transnationalism and Self-esteem {u2028}and Attitude Toward Work; In Conclusion; 6 Conclusion: Creation of Temporary Enclaves; The Young and Dynamic Indian IT Professionals; Indians as Transnational; Perception of Life in the U.S; Impact of Living a Transnational Life; Immigrant to Temporary Enclaves; Postscript-Transnationalism in Trump Era; Appendix A Research Design; Outline placeholder; Research Site; Delineation of Study Population; Data Collection
  • Quantitative Data CollectionQualitative Data Collection; Data Analysis; Quantitative Data Analysis; Qualitative Data Analysis; Methods Used to Construct Self-esteem Scale; Methods Used in Constructing Job Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction Scales; Role of Researchers and Ethical Considerations; Appendix B Tables for the Chapters; Outline placeholder; Tables for Chap. 4; Tables for Chap. 5; Appendix C Survey Questionnaire and Questions for Quantitative Study; Personal Interview Schedule; References
Control code
on1109956947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811385421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1109956947

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