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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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Marring Typicality

Marring Typicality

South Asian Immigrants in Muncie

(p.49) Chapter 2 Marring Typicality
Muncie, India(na)

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

University of Illinois Press

This chapter explores motivations that Indians and other South Asians had for leaving their home countries, and analyzes the dynamics of the South Asian American community in Muncie, Indiana. It discusses the concept of diaspora and analyzes how the Muncie South Asians embody a diasporic mindset. It pays special attention to the first South Asians to settle permanently in Muncie, and uses discourse analysis to place their experiences within a larger geo-political context.

Keywords:   Muncie, Indiana, South Asian Americans, Indian Americans, Diaspora, Immigration, discourse analysis

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