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The Resource Virtual homelands : Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States, Madhavi Mallapragada, (electronic resource)

Virtual homelands : Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States, Madhavi Mallapragada, (electronic resource)

Label
Virtual homelands : Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States
Title
Virtual homelands
Title remainder
Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Madhavi Mallapragada
Title variation
Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States, Mahavi Mallapragada analyzes home pages and other online communities organized by diasporic and immigrant Indians from the late 1990s through the social media period. Engaging the shifting aspects of belonging, immigrant politics, and cultural citizenship by linking the home page, household, and homeland as key sites, Mallapragada illuminates the contours of belonging and reveals how Indian American struggles over it trace back to the web's active mediation in representing, negotiating, and reimagining "home". As Mallapragada shows, ideologies around family and citizenship shift to fit the transnational contexts of the online world and immigration. At the same time, the tactical use of the home page to make gender, racial, and class struggles visible and create new modes for belonging implicates the web within complex political and cultural terrain. On e-commerce, community, and activist sites, the recasting of home and homeland online points to intrusion by public agents such as the state, the law, and immigration systems in the domestic, the private, and the familial. Mallapragada reveals that the home page may mobilize to reproduce conservative narratives of Indian immigrants' familial and citizenship cultures, but the reach of a website extends beyond the textual and discursive to encompass the institutions shaping it, as the web unmakes and remakes ideas of "India" and "America"."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mallapragada, Madhavi
Dewey number
305.89/1411073
LC call number
E184.E2
LC item number
M25 2014
Series statement
The Asian American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Online social networks
  • East Indians
  • East Indians
  • East Indians
  • Online social networks
  • United States
Label
Virtual homelands : Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States, Madhavi Mallapragada, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-179) and index
Contents
Introduction : recasting home -- Homepage nationalisms : Silicon Indians and curry codes -- Out of place in the domestic space : H4 Indian ladies negotiating belonging -- The wired home : commodified belonging for the transnational family -- Desi networks : linking race, class, and immigration to homeland -- Conclusion : home matters in the age of networks
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001338165
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252080227
Lccn
2014940417
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001338165
Label
Virtual homelands : Indian immigrants and online cultures in the United States, Madhavi Mallapragada, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-179) and index
Contents
Introduction : recasting home -- Homepage nationalisms : Silicon Indians and curry codes -- Out of place in the domestic space : H4 Indian ladies negotiating belonging -- The wired home : commodified belonging for the transnational family -- Desi networks : linking race, class, and immigration to homeland -- Conclusion : home matters in the age of networks
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001338165
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252080227
Lccn
2014940417
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001338165

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