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Muncie, India(na)Middletown and Asian America$
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Himanee Gupta-Carlson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041822

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.001.0001

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Muncie, India(na)

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

University of Illinois Press

The introduction introduces the central themes of the book and highlights its significance. It opens by exploring the wedding of the (a Hindu female of Indian ancestry) to a white, Christian male and places racial and religious tensions embedded in that event within the larger context of race and religion as organizing forces in American life. The introduction also describes auto-ethnography and discourse analysis, and discusses how these methods are used throughout the work. It also offers a profile of the South Asian American community in Muncie and of South Asians in the United States.

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

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