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Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Himanee Gupta-Carlson


The book is a study of South Asian Americans in Muncie, Indiana – the author’s hometown. Muncie is the small Midwestern city made famous for being “typical America” through the Middletown studies. The book is among the first studies of the South Asian American community in Muncie as well as small-town middle America more generally. It situates the experiences of Muncie’s South Asians within the larger context of scholarship in Asian American Studies, racial and ethnic studies, postcolonial/diaspora studies, and the Middletown archive. At the heart of the book is the question: What does it mean ... More

Keywords: Indian Americans, South Asian Americans, Muncie, Middletown, Immigration, racial and religious discrimination, auto-ethnography, discourse analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041822
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Himanee Gupta-Carlson, author
SUNY Empire State College