Navigating model minority stereotypes : Asian Indian youth in South Asian diaspora
- Rupam Saran.
- New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
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- 258 pages ; 24 cm.
- Routledge research in education 146.
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- Saran, Rupam, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Worlds of the Asian Indian second-generation: The Asian Indian Diaspora in the United States, silent voices, achievement and positive stereotyping
- 2. Investment in education and influence of cultural context: Science, technology and math education, parental role in academic and career choices
- 3. In between Indianness and Americanness: Identities in practice within lived worlds
- 4. A balancing act in triple quandary: Navigating advantages of two worlds
- 5. Beyond stereotype: Voices of unmodel minority students
- 6. Listening to voices on race and class: Neighborhood enclaves, race relationships, interracial animosity, coexistence and friendship
- 7. Conclusion.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Though Asian Indians are typically thought of as a "model minority", not much is known about the school experiences of their children. Positive stereotyping of these immigrants and their children often masks educational needs and issues, creates class divides within the Indian-American community, and triggers stress for many Asian Indian students. This volume examines second generation (America-born) and 1.5 generation (foreign-born) Asian Indians as they try to balance peer culture, home life and academics. It explores how, through the acculturation process, these children either take advantage of this positive stereotype or refute their stereotyped ethnic image and move to downward mobility. Focusing on migrant experiences of the Indian diasporas in the United States, this volume brings attention to highly motivated Asian Indian students who are overlooked because of their cultural dispositions and outlooks on schooling, and those students who are more likely to underachieve. It highlights the assimilation of Asian Indian students in mainstream society and their understandings of Americanization, social inequality, diversity and multiculturalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- East Indian Americans > Education > United States.
- East Indian Americans > Cultural assimilation.
- East Indian Americans > Ethnic identity.
- South Asian Americans > Education > United States.
- South Asian Americans > Cultural assimilation.
- South Asian Americans > Ethnic identity.
- Stereotypes (Social psychology) > United States.
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- Routledge research in education ; 146
- 9781138023468 hardcover alkaline paper
- 1138023469 hardcover alkaline paper
- 9781315776415 (ebook)
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