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Desi land : teen culture, class, and success in Silicon Valley

Author: Shalini Shankar
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2008.
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"Desi Land is Shalini Shankar's lively ethnographic account of South Asian American teen culture during the Silicon Valley dot-com boom. Shankar focuses on how South Asian Americans, or "Desis," define and manage what it means to be successful in a place brimming with the promise of technology. Between 1999 and 2001 Shankar spent many months "kickin' it" with Desi teenagers at three Silicon Valley high schools, and  Read more...
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Shankar, Shalini, 1972-
Desi land.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008028432
(OCoLC)209335212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shalini Shankar
ISBN: 9780822389231 0822389231
OCLC Number: 308677453
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to Desi land --
California, here we come, right back where we started from --
Defining Desi teen culture --
Living and desiring the Desi bling life --
Desi fashions of speaking --
Being fobulous on multicultural day --
Remodeling the model minority stereotype --
Dating on the DL and arranged marriages --
In the new millennium.
Responsibility: Shalini Shankar.

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