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The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery

Abstract

This book collects the work of a generation of scholars who are enacting a shift in the orientation of the field of South Asian American studies. By focusing upon the lives, work, and activism of specific, often unacknowledged, migrant populations, the chapters present a more comprehensive vision of the South Asian presence in the United States. Tracking the changes in global power that have influenced the paths and experiences of migrants, from expatriate Indian maritime workers at the turn of the century, to Indian nurses during the Cold War, to post-9/11 detainees and deportees caught in th ... More

Keywords: migrant populations, South Asian American studies, global power, South Asian diaspora, imperialism, South Asian migrants, South Asian America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814786437
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vivek Bald, editor

Miabi Chatterji, editor

Sujani Reddy, editor

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Contents

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Introduction

Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery

Part I Overlapping Empires

Part II From Imperialism to Free-Market Fundamentalism: Changing Forms of Migration and Work

6 Looking Home

Linta Varghese

Part III Geographies of Migration, Settlement, and Self

10 Intertwined Violence

Soniya Munshi

11 Who’s Your Daddy?

Gayatri Gopinath

Afterword

Vijay Prashad