Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population. While historical information is provided for each group, the main focus is on the variables and issues that impact Asian American life today. The scholars who author the chapters look at topics such as labor force participation and economic status, educational achievements, intermarriage, intergroup relations, and settlement patterns. Photo essays help to enhance the presentations.
Chapter 9: South Asian Americans
South Asian Americans
In this chapter, I explore major trends and characteristics of the contemporary South Asian American experience. Two analytic themes run through my discussion. The first is the question of pan-South Asian political solidarity and the shifting interplay of unifying and divisive dynamics that mark it. What are the ...