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Uncle Swami

South Asians in America Today
Prashad, Vijay (Book - 2012)
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Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center, misdirected assaults on Sikhs and other South Asians flared on streets across the nation, serving as harbingers of a more suspicious, less discerning, and increasingly fearful world view that would drastically change ideas of belonging and acceptance in America. Weaving together distinct strands of recent South Asian immigration to the United States, Uncle Swami creates a richly textured analysis of the systems and sentiments behind shifting notions of cultural identity in a post 9/11 world. Vijay Prashad continues the conversation sparked by his celebrated work The Karma of Brown Folk and confronts the experience of migration across an expanse of generations and class divisions, from the birth of political activism among second generation immigrants to the meteoric rise of South Asian American politicians in Republican circles to the migrant workers who suffer in the name of American capitalism. A powerful new indictment of American imperialism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Uncle Swami restores a diasporic community to its full-fledged complexity, beyond model minorities and the specters of terrorism.
Authors: Prashad, Vijay
Title: Uncle Swami
South Asians in America today
Publisher: New York : New Press, c2012.
Characteristics: xii, 196 p.,20 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Letter to Uncle Swami
The day our probation ended
The Indian lobby
How the Hindus became Jews
Compulsions of ethnicity
The honeycomb comes apart.
Local Note: 53 148 231
ISBN: 9781595587848
1595587845
Statement of Responsibility: Vijay Prashad
Subject Headings: South Asian Americans Social conditions. South Asian Americans Ethnic identity. South Asian Americans Cultural assimilation. September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 Influence. United States Race relations 21st century.
Topical Term: South Asian Americans
South Asian Americans
South Asian Americans
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
LCCN: 2011037344
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