Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America

Author: Vivek Bald

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070402

Category: History

Page: 318

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Nineteenth-century Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their villages in Bengal. Demand for “Oriental goods” took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey’s boardwalks into the segregated South. Bald’s history reveals cross-racial affinities below the surface of early twentieth-century America.

The Routledge History of Twentieth-Century America

Author: Jerald Podair,Darren Dochuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317485661

Category: History

Page: 420

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The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of identities, perspectives and tensions that contributed to the growth and contested meanings of the United States in the twentieth century. The chronological and topical breadth of the collection highlights critical political and economic developments of the century while also drawing attention to relatively recent areas of research, including borderlands, technology and disability studies. Dynamic and flexible in its possible applications, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States offers an exciting new resource for the study of modern American history.

Australianama

The South Asian Odyssey

Author: Samia Khatun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190062029

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of various peoples colonized by the British Empire to chart a history of South Asian diaspora. Australia has long been an outpost of Anglo empires in the Indian Ocean world, today the site of military infrastructure central to the surveillance of 'Muslim-majority' countries across the region. Imperial knowledges from Australian territories contribute significantly to the Islamic-Western binary of the post- Cold War era. In narrating a history of Indian Ocean connections from the perspectives of those colonized by the British, Khatun highlights alternative contexts against which to consider accounts of non-white people. Australianama challenges a central idea that powerfully shapes history books across the Anglophone world: the colonial myth that European knowledge traditions are superior to the epistemologies of the colonized. Arguing that Aboriginal and South Asian language sources are keys to the vast, complex libraries that belie colonized geographies, Khatun shows that stories in colonized tongues can transform the very ground from which we view past, present and future.

The Making of Asian America

A History

Author: Erika Lee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739420

Category: History

Page: 528

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A “comprehensive…fascinating” (The New York Times Book Review) history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, by one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But much of their long history has been forgotten. “In her sweeping, powerful new book, Erika Lee considers the rich, complicated, and sometimes invisible histories of Asians in the United States” (Huffington Post). The Making of Asian America shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life, from sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500 to the Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a “despised minority,” Asian Americans are now held up as America’s “model minorities” in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States. Published fifty years after the passage of the United States’ Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, these “powerful Asian American stories…are inspiring, and Lee herself does them justice in a book that is long overdue” (Los Angeles Times). But more than that, The Making of Asian America is an “epic and eye-opening” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today.

Echoes of Mutiny

Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America

Author: Seema Sohi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199390444

Category: History

Page: 336

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How did thousands of Indians who migrated to the Pacific Coast of North America during the early twentieth century come to forge an anticolonial movement that British authorities claimed nearly toppled their rule in India during the First World War? Seema Sohi traces how Indian labor migrants, students, and intellectual activists who journeyed across the globe seeking to escape the exploitative and politically repressive policies of the British Raj, linked restrictive immigration policies and political repression in North America to colonial subjugation at home. In the process, they developed an international anticolonial consciousness that boldly confronted the British and American empires. Hoping to become an important symbol for those battling against racial oppression and colonial subjugation across the world, Indian anticolonialists also provoked a global inter-imperial collaboration between U.S. and British officials to repress anticolonial revolt. They symbolized the hope of the world's racialized subjects and the fears of those who worried about the global disorder they could portend. Echoes of Mutiny provides an in-depth and transnational look at the deeply intertwined relationship between anti-Asian racism, Indian anticolonialism, and state antiradicalism in early twentieth century U.S. and global history. Through extensive archival research, Sohi uncovers the dialectical relationship between the rise of Indian anticolonialism and state repression in North America and demonstrates how Indian anticolonialists served as catalysts for the implementation of restrictive U.S. immigration and antiradical laws as well as the expansion of state power in early twentieth century India and America. Indian migrants came to understand their struggles against racial exclusion and political repression in North America as part of a broader movement against white supremacy and colonialism and articulated radical visions of anticolonialism that called not only for the end of British rule in India but the forging of democracies across the world.

Old Islam in Detroit

Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Author: Sally Howell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199372020

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been part of American society for much longer than most people realize. This book documents the history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of the nation's oldest, most diverse Muslim communities. In the early 1900s, there were thousands of Muslims in Detroit. Most came from Eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and British India. In 1921, they built the nation's first mosque in Highland Park. By the 1930s, new Islam-oriented social movements were taking root among African Americans in Detroit. By the 1950s, Albanians, Arabs, African Americans, and South Asians all had mosques and religious associations in the city, and they were confident that Islam could be, and had already become, an American religion. When immigration laws were liberalized in 1965, new immigrants and new African American converts rapidly became the majority of U.S. Muslims. For them, Detroit's old Muslims and their mosques seemed oddly Americanized, even unorthodox. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. It documents the culture wars and doctrinal debates that ensued as these populations confronted Muslim newcomers who did not understand their manner of worship or the American identities they had created. Looking closely at this historical encounter, Old Islam in Detroit provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. It shows how Islam has become American in the past and how the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are not inevitable, but are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.

Social Work

Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

Author: Cynthia Bisman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536887

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.

Manhattan music

Roman

Author: Meena Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426608265

Category: Der Frauen Inder nach Osten - Belletristik

Page: 397

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The Sun Never Sets

South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Author: Vivek Bald,Miabi Chatterji,Sujani Reddy,Manu Vimalassery

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739393

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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The Sun Never Sets collects the work of a generation of scholars who are enacting a shift in the orientation of the field of South Asian American studies. By focusing upon the lives, work, and activism of specific, often unacknowledged, migrant populations, the contributors present a more comprehensive vision of the South Asian presence in the United States. Tracking the changes in global power that have influenced the paths and experiences of migrants, from expatriate Indian maritime workers at the turn of the century, to Indian nurses during the Cold War, to post-9/11 detainees and deportees caught in the crossfire of the "War on Terror," these essays reveal how the South Asian diaspora has been shaped by the contours of U.S. imperialism. Driven by a shared sense of responsibility among the contributing scholars to alter the profile of South Asian migrants in the American public imagination, they address the key issues that impact these migrants in the U.S., on the subcontinent, and in circuits of the transnational economy. Taken together, these essays provide tools with which to understand the contemporary political and economic conjuncture and the place of South Asian migrants within it.


Fremde in unserer Mitte

Politische Philosophie der Einwanderung

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Das Thema Einwanderung wirft gewichtige gesellschaftspolitische, moralische und ethische Fragen auf, die seit einiger Zeit im Zentrum intensiver Debatten stehen. Der renommierte britische Philosoph David Miller verteidigt in seinem Buch eine Position zwischen einem starken Kosmopolitismus, der für uneingeschränkte Bewegungsfreiheit und offene Grenzen plädiert, und einem blinden Nationalismus, der oft in pauschale Ausländerfeindlichkeit und dumpfen Rassismus umschlägt. In ständiger Auseinandersetzung mit Gegenargumenten entwickelt er seinen Standpunkt, der die Rechte sowohl der Immigranten als auch der Staatsbürger berücksichtigen soll – und einen schwachen Kosmopolitismus ebenso einschließt wie das Recht von Nationalstaaten, ihre Grenzen zu kontrollieren. Ziel von Millers Ausführungen ist eine Immigrationspolitik liberaler Demokratien, die so gerecht ist wie möglich und so realistisch wie nötig. Ein beeindruckend präzise und nüchtern argumentierendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt und zum Widerspruch reizt.

Mein Herz und deine Krone

Roman

Author: Heather Cocks,Jessica Morgan

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641182611

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Plötzlich Prinzessin - oder doch nicht? Eigentlich wollte Rebecca Porter, genannt Bex, sich in Oxford ganz auf die Uni konzentrieren. Doch als sie in das gleiche exklusive Wohnheim wie Prinz Nicholas, zukünftiger König von England, einquartiert wird, kommt alles anders. Trotz seiner allgegenwärtigen Bodyguards und überbesorgter Freunde kommen Bex und Nicholas sich näher – und Bex wird in eine Welt geworfen, die ihr völlig fremd ist, sowohl die guten Seiten (tolle Urlaube, Dinner im Palast) als auch die schlechten (Klatschpresse, nervige Familie). Und am Abend vor der Hochzeit des Jahrhunderts muss Bex sich fragen, ob sie für ihre große Liebe Nicholas wirklich ihr ganzes Leben aufgeben kann ...

Bitter im Mund

Roman

Author: Monique Truong,Peter Torberg

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406598388

Category: Boiling Springs (Cleveland County, N.C.)

Page: 327

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Linda Hammerick has the unusual and burdensome gift of experiencing words as tastes. A personal tragedy brings her back from New York City to her hometown of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where she finds answers to some of the mysteries of her life.

Offene Wunde Nahost

Israel, die Palästinenser und die US-Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Europa Verlag DE

ISBN: 9783203760179

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 358

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Nach der Natur

das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518260340

Category: Extinction (Biology)

Page: 189

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John Henry Days

Roman

Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446262342

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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In einem Kaff in West Virginia findet ein Festival zu Ehren des legendären Volkshelden John Henry statt. Als der junge Journalist J. Sutter und seine Feunde dort erscheinen, treffen zwei Welten aufeinander. Ein witziges und zugleich beunruhigendes Porträt der amerikanischen Gesellschaft, laut Jonathan Franzen "unwiderstehlich geschrieben".

Seitenwechsel

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Dörlemann eBook

ISBN: 3908778190

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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"Nella Larsens Roman "Seitenwechsel" ist das Gegenstück zu Scott Fitzgeralds "Der große Gatsby"." Irene Redfield flieht vor der Hitze eines heißen Sommertages ins Dachrestaurant des Drayton Hotels in Chicago. Sie traut ihren Augen kaum, als sie hier ihre Freundin aus Kindertagen wiedertrifft. Clare Kendry ist nach dem frühen Tod ihres Vaters bei weißen Verwandten aufgewachsen und der Kontakt zwischen den Freundinnen abgerissen. Zwei Jahre später zieht Clare nach New York und meldet sich bei Irene, die in Harlem lebt, während Clare in der Welt der Weißen zu Hause ist. Clare ist mit einem Rassisten verheiratet, der nicht auch nur entfernt von ihrer schwarzen Herkunft ahnt. Zudem beunruhigt Irene mehr und mehr, daß Clare eine magische Wirkung auf ihren eigenen Ehemann zu haben scheint. Clare, die Wanderin zwischen den Welten, liebt die Gefahr und das Spiel mit dem Feuer - und droht ständig, sich zu verbrennen.

Lady sings the Blues

Author: Billie Holiday

Publisher: Edition Nautilus

ISBN: 3960541643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Die Autobiografie der legendären Jazzsängerin Billie Holiday! "Man hat mir gesagt, dass niemand das Wort ›Hunger‹ so singt wie ich. Genauso das Wort ›Liebe‹. Vielleicht liegt das daran, dass ich weiß, was diese Worte bedeuten. Vielleicht liegt das daran, dass ich stolz genug bin, mich an all das erinnern zu wollen, an Baltimore und Welfare Island, das katholische Heim und das Jefferson-Gericht, an den Sheriff vor unserm Haus in Harlem und die Städte in ganz Amerika, wo ich meine Beulen und Narben abbekommen habe, Philadelphia und Alderson, Hollywood und San Francisco, an jede Kleinigkeit. Alle Cadillacs und Nerze der Welt - und ich hatte von beiden schon einige - können das nicht aufwiegen oder vergessen machen. Alles was ich je von den Menschen gelernt habe, liegt in diesen beiden Worten. Zuerst braucht man etwas zu essen und ein bisschen Liebe, bevor man sich die Predigt von irgendjemandem über richtiges Verhalten anhören kann. Alles, was ich bin und was ich vom Leben will, sagen diese beiden Wörter."

Eine Ahnung von Vollkommenheit

Roman

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641031036

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Witzig, warmherzig, skurril.- Kluge Frauenliteratur. Harley ist nach drei gescheiterten Ehen vom Leben enttäuscht. In der Hoffnung auf einen Neuanfang geht sie ins australische Provinznest Karakaook, um dort ein Heimatmuseum aufzubauen und eine alte Brücke als Touristenattraktion zu vermarkten. Eine leichte Aufgabe, wäre da nicht der Ingenieur Douglas, der jene alte, aber baufällige Brücke abreißen soll. Douglas, ein schüchterner Mensch, beobachtet Harley aus sicherer Entfernung. Und obwohl die Brücke sie zu Widersachern macht, überwiegt bei beiden schließlich die Neugier. Warmherzig-ironisch und mit bestechendem Blick für Situationskomik beschreibt Kate Grenville zwei Menschen, die trotz vieler Widrigkeiten und skurriler Hindernisse schließlich ihr Glück finden.