Strangers in a Not-So-Strange Land: Indian American Immigrants in the Global Age (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)

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UPC:
9780534613129
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2004-01-08
Author:
Arthur W. Helweg
Language:
english
Edition:
1

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This text is a case study of the Asian Indians in the United States. Almost unheard of three decades ago and almost nonexistent in the United States in the 1970s, this community is, on the average, the highest educated and claims the highest average family income of any ethnic community in North America. They are part of and representative of the new kind of immigrant coming to America. This text delves into the subject of immigration by focusing on how the immigration of highly educated and professionally trained migrants, which began in the late 1960s/early 1970s, differs from and challenges the traditional concepts of migration studies. The case study takes a transnational perspective and discusses the role of globalization and the current world system to form a more comprehensive study than those studies that have dominated migration studies and anthropology to date.

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