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Desis in the house : Indian American youth culture in New York City

Author: Sunaina Maira
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2002.
Series: Asian American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the world of second-generation Indian American youth to learn how they manage the contradictions of gender roles and sexuality, how they handle their "model minority" status and expectations  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sunaina Maira
ISBN: 1566399262 9781566399265 1566399270 9781566399272
OCLC Number: 47023550
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
To be young, brown, and hip: race, gender, and sexuality in Indian American youth culture --
Nostalgia: ideology and performance --
Chaste identities: the eroticization of nostalgia --
Conclusion: critical nostalgia and commodified cool --
Appendix: notes on research methods --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Asian American history and culture.
Responsibility: Sunaina Marr Maira.
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"Finally, an entertaining study of a second generation immigrant youth group that exposes all that goes on behind U.S. black and white racial and national imagery. A brilliant behind the scenes look Read more...

 
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