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How to be South Asian in America : narratives of ambivalence and belonging

Author: Anupama Jain
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011.
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Providing a useful analysis of and framework for understanding immigration and assimilation narratives, anupama jain's How to Be South Asian in America considers the myth of the American Dream in fiction (Meena Alexander's Manhattan Music), film (American Desi, American Chai), and personal testimonies. By interrogating familiar American stories in the context of more supposedly exotic narratives, jain illuminates  Read more...
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Jain, Anupama, 1972-
How to be South Asian in America.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010039653
(OCoLC)664666256
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anupama Jain
ISBN: 9781439903049 1439903042
OCLC Number: 722864755
Description: 1 online resource (x, 279 pages)
Contents: Reading assimilation and the American dream as transnational narratives --
They came on buses: "Guyanese Opportunities" as a contemporary Americanization program --
"Stretched over dark femaleness": three South Asian novels of Americanization --
"How to be Indian": independent films about second generation South Asian Americans --
Ambivalent Americanization and South Asian narratives of belonging in diaspora.
Responsibility: Anupama Jain.

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