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Desi Dreams: Indian Immigrant Women Build Lives Across Two Worlds

Price : $26.75
ISBN # : 9789380607474
Author : Ashidhara Das
pages: 162
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Primus Books
Published : 2013

Desi Dreams: Indian Immigrant Women Build Lives Across Two Worlds Desi Dreams focuses on the construction of self and identity by Indian immigrant professional and semi-professional women who live and work in the US. Some of the major issues that this ethnographic study discusses are: What are the selves and identities of professional Indian women? How is the continuity of selves and identities accomplished When these women find themselves constantly shuttling between the starkly different expectations of American society and workplace on one hand, and the Indian immigrant home and community on the other? The focus in this anthropological fieldwork is on Indian immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have often been defined as a model minority. Indian immigrant women who have achieved entry into the current technology based economy in the Silicon Valley value the capital-accumulation,status-transformation, socio-economic autonomy, and renegotiation of familial gender relations that are made possible by their employment. However, this quintessential American success story conceals the psychic costs of uneasy Americanization, long drawn out gender battles, and incessant cross-cultural journeys of selves and identities. The outcome is a diasporic identity through there composition of Indian culture in the diaspora and strengthening of transnational ties to India.

Author Bio: Ashidhara Das Ashidhara Das earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and has published articles in prestigious journals, such as the Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India.Her main interest is in the Indian diaspora in the US and in gender relations within the Indian immigrant community in Northern California. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently teaches freshman anthropology at a liberal arts college.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 04 November, 2013.

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