Harbingers of Global Change

Harbingers of Global Change : India's Techno-immigrants in the United States

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Harbingers of Global Change enriches a revealing case study of a little-understood group of immigrants with the contemplation of broader social dynamics, including assimilation, acculturation, and the persistence of racial and ethnic prejudice. Varma offers more than a much needed addition to the emergent literature on the plight of international immigration-professionals; Harbingers provides a visionary look at where global society is headed in the twenty-first century, an epoch in which all human beings may become foreigners in the virtual techno-marketplace.show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 317.52g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739122258
  • 9780739122259

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Roli Varma's book, Harbingers of Global Change, offers a penetrating analysis of how India's highly educated techno-immigrants hit a "Silicon Ceiling" that keeps them out of management, whether they work in U.S. universities, government, and industry. Varma's book is a must-read for anyone interested in the Asian Diasporia of scientists of engineers, how scientific identity is negotiated across different cultures, and how we, as a members of a knowledge society, can begin to (re) model a 'model minority.' -- Sheila Slaughter, University of Georgiashow more

About Roli Varma

Roli Varma is currently Regents Lecturer and associate professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Immigration History Chapter 3 Insourcing Expertise Chapter 4 Diaspora: Long Distance Nationalism Chapter 5 Stereotypes and Negotiated Identity Chapter 6 The Silicon Ceiling Chapter 7 Why So Few? Chapter 8 (Re)Modeling "Minority" Chapter 9 Professional Norms and Organizational Reality Chapter 10 The Debate Over Science Chapter 11 Harbingers of Global Changeshow more

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