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    DescriptionWithin hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center, misdirected assaults on Sikhs and other South Asians flared in communities across the nation, serving as harbingers of a more suspicious, less discerning, and increasingly fearful worldview 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 examines a diverse and dynamic people whose identities are all too often lumped together, glossed over, or simply misunderstood. Vijay Prashad confronts the experience of migration across an expanse of generations and class divisions, from the birth of political activism among second-generation immigrants and the meteoric rise of South Asian American politicians in Republican circles to migrant workers at the mercy of the vicissitudes of the American free market.Described as "eye-opening" (Kirkus Reviews), "bound to spark discussion" (Booklist), and "required reading for anyone who wants to understand race, assimilation, and patriotism (The Boston Globe), Uncle Swami restores a diasporic community to its full-fledged complexity beyond both model minorities and the specters of terrorism.

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    Uncle Swami
    South Asians in America Today
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vijay Prashad
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 198
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 182 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 209 g
    ISBN 13: 9781595589408
    ISBN 10: 1595589406

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3, JFFJ
    LC classification: HM
    B&T Approval Code: A30203000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000
    Ingram Subject Code: EI
    Libri: I-EI
    BISAC V2.8: SOC020000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET022
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/ASIAN
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    BISAC V2.8: SOC007000, SOC043000
    B&T Approval Code: A41820000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/INDIAN
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 305.895073
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
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    DC23: 305.895073
    The New Press
    Imprint name
    The New Press
    Publication date
    13 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A passionate book that situates 'Indian America' within its own diversified history and alliances in the United States, within the complex histories of national liberation and Hindu nationalism in India, as well as within the spectrum of struggles in the United States." --Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University "Vijay Prashad is our own Frantz Fanon. His writing of protest is always tinged with the beauty of hope." --Amitava Kumar, author of "Passport Photos" "With unflinching clarity and deep compassion, [Prashad] mines the post-9/11 landscape to locate the source of an emerging collective identity as the racial other." --Rinku Sen, Applied Research Center, and publisher of "Colorlines" "This compelling and carefully researched account reveals not only the contradictions in America's treatment of its South Asian immigrants, but the contradictions of the great American project itself." --Minal Hajratwala, author of "Leaving India"