The annual Global Civil Society Yearbooks provide an indispensable guide to global civil society or civic participation and action around the world. The 2009 Yearbook explores the framings, strategies, and impacts of a range of actors on poverty and its alleviation. The overarching question is to whether such actors, in pressing for poverty alleviation actually achieve anything/empower the poor, or simply aid wealthy states in maintaining the status quo. The contributors are diverse, including scholars and practitioners from India, America, the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Mali.
The Global Civil Society Yearbook remains the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students, and academics alike. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the key actors, forms, and manifestations of global civil society around the world today.
Chapter Seven: Living in the Shadows: Injustice, Racism and Poverty in the Indian Diaspora
Living in the Shadows: Injustice, Racism and Poverty in the Indian Diaspora
Although the Indian diaspora is today an incontestable fact of world culture, its global presence marked by such diverse cultural phenomena as Bollywood, Indian writing in English, tandoori cooking, and even the emergence of a new class of aggressive Indian business tycoons, it is not a matter of wide public knowledge that overseas Indian communities embody a strikingly wide array of political and socio-cultural histories. Most middle-class Indians, whose favorite overseas destination is unquestionably the United States, and whose image of the diasporic Indian has been shaped by success stories of Indians who have thrived in the US, Australia, Canada, and (to ...