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The sun never sets : South Asian migrants in an age of U.S. power

Author: Vivek Bald
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Series: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
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"The Sun Never Sets collects the work of a generation of scholars who are enacting a shift in the orientation of the field of South Asian American studies. By focusing upon the lives, work, and activism of specific, often unacknowledged, migrant populations, the contributors present a more comprehensive vision of the South Asian presence in the United States. Tracking the changes in global power that have influenced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivek Bald
ISBN: 9780814786437 081478643X 9780814786444 0814786448
OCLC Number: 819717798
Description: ix, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery. --
Part I. Overlapping Empires. Intimate Dependency, Race, and Trans-Imperial Migration / Nayan Shah ; Repressing the "Hindu Menace": Race, Anarchy, and Indian Anticolonialism / Seema Sohi ; Desertion and Sedition: Indian Seamen, Onshore Labor, and Expatriate Radicalism in New York and Detroit, 1914-1930 / Vivek Bald ; "The Hidden Hand": Remapping Indian Nurse Immigration to the United States / Sujani Reddy. --
Part II. From Imperialism to Free-Market Fundamentalism: Changing Forms of Migration and Work. Putting "the Family" to Work: Managerial Discourses of Control in the Immigrant Service Sector / Miabi Chatterji ; Looking Home: Gender, Work, and the Domestic in Theorizations of the South Asian Diaspora / Linta Varghese ; India's Global and Internal Labor Migration and Resistance: A Case Study of Hyderabad / Immanuel Ness ; Water for Life, Not for Coca-Cola: Transnational Systems of Capital and Activism / Amanda Ciafone ; When an Interpreter Could Not Be Found / Naeem Mohaiemen. --
Part III. Geographies of Migration, Settlement, and Self. Intertwined Violence: Implications of State Responses to Domestic Violence in South Asian Immigrant Communities / Soniya Munshi ; Who's Your Daddy? Queer Diasporic Framings of the Region / Gayatri Gopinath ; Awaiting the Twelfth Imam in the United States: South Asian Shia Immigrants and the Fragmented American Dream / Raza Mir and Farah Hasan ; Tracing the Muslim Body: Race, U.S. Deportation, and Pakistani Return Migration / Junaid Rana ; Antecedents of Imperial Incarceration: Fort Marion to Guantánamo / Manu Vimalassery ; Afterword / Vijay Prashad.
Series Title: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Responsibility: edited by Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery ; afterword by Vijay Prashad.


These essays reveal how the South Asian diaspora has been shaped by the contours of U.S. imperialism  Read more...
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