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New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Gita Rajan and Shailja Sharma


This book offers an in-depth look at the ways in which technology, travel, and globalization have altered traditional patterns of immigration for South Asians who live and work in the United States, and explains how their popular cultural practices and aesthetic desires are fulfilled. They are presented as the twenty-first century's “new cosmopolitans”: flexible enough to adjust to globalization's economic, political, and cultural imperatives. They are thus uniquely adaptable to the mainstream cultures of the United States, but also vulnerable in a period when nationalism and security have bec ... More

Keywords: technology, travel, globalization, immigration, South Asians, United States, cultural practices, aesthetic desires, nationalism, mainstream cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804752800
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gita Rajan, editor

Shailja Sharma, editor