Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

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Dhooleka S. Raj explores the complexities of ethnic minority cultural change in this incisive examination of first- and second-generation middle-class South Asian families living in London. Challenging prevalent understandings of ethnicity that equate community, culture, and identity, Raj considers how transnational ethnic minorities are circumscribed by nostalgia for culture. qWhere Are You From? qargues that the nostalgia for culture obscures the complexities of change in migrant minority lives and limits the ways the politics of diversity can be imagined by the nation. Based on ethnographic research with Indian migrants and their children, this book examines how categories of identity, culture, community, and nation are negotiated and often equated.Discussions of racism are fraught with concerns about the accountability of exclusion because of limited access to education, housing, and health care resources. ... Implicit in the academic literature are notions that Asians do not experience race in the same ways as Afro-Caribbean ... I propose to explore issues of racism as they affect the Hindu Punjabis of this study by asking how the experiences ofanbsp;...

Title:Where Are You From?
Author:Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2003-08-25


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