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Diaspora, Culture and Identity : Asian Indians in America (Hardcover) (Poonam Bala)

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The recent spur in the literature on various aspects of the Asian community in general and South Asians in particular, has focused largely on either the changing status of Indian women, or on the social and cultural transformations they have undergone as 'immigrants' from a vastly different culture, or on a feminist perspective of Indian women in America. Most recently, studies have alluded to the South Asian immigration in the broader context of Asian immigration to the United States. Some studies have focused on the linguistic, cultural, and religious ideologies in view of the 'adopted' socio-cultural values amongst the Hindu diaspora across different cultures. In as much as above perspectives provide answers to various issues about the Indian diaspora, they do not account for issues related to identity, social and cultural adjustments, and perception of parent cultures by second and third generations. This book is written in the belief that there exists no single work that documents the various issues of the Indian diaspora through their own voices, and through successive generations in Ohio. It is hoped that the proposed work will provide an insight into various issues that have neither been voiced nor documented, yet have played a significant role in the lives of the Asian community in America. The book explores the patterns and the reasons for cultural 'shifts' amongst the Asian Indian community in Ohio. It also provides a platform for further studies and useful comparisons with immigrants from other countries who went through similar trajectories of cultural encounters and changes, much like their South Asian counterparts - trajectories that enabled perpetuation of social and cultural values and a distinct identity necessary for cultural assimilation following their move.
Number of Pages: 152.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Poonam Bala
Language: English
Street Date: August 20, 2015
TCIN: 50440454
UPC: 9788131607183
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-8577

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