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The Resource Where I come from, Vijay Agnew

Where I come from, Vijay Agnew

Label
Where I come from
Title
Where I come from
Statement of responsibility
Vijay Agnew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FVL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agnew, Vijay
Dewey number
971/.00491411/0092
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F1035.E3
LC item number
A458 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • College teachers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • College teachers
  • Immigrants
  • Canada
Summary expansion
"Where do you come from?" When Vijay Agnew first immigrated to Canada people would often ask her "Where do you come from?" She thought it a simple, straightforward question, and would answer in the same simple, straightforward manner, by telling them where she had been born and where she grew up. But over the years she learned that many so-called third-world people resent being asked this question, because it implies that having a different skin colour (which is what usually prompts the question) makes a person an outsider and not really Canadian. This realization inspired her to look more closely at the question -- and the answer. The result is this book. Where I Come From is a reflective memoir of an immigrant professor's life in a Canadian university. It covers the period from 1967, when Canada was opened up to third-world immigrants, to the present. The book illustrates the ways in which identity is socially constructed by tracing some of the labels that were applied to the author at various stages during her thirty years in Canada -- "foreign student," "Indian woman," "immigrant," "Indian feminist," and "third-world woman." She shows how each of these names has affected her relationships with other people and contributed to making her the woman she is now perceived to be: a feminist, anti-racist, activist professor. This multilayered story reveals the complex ways in which race, class, and gender intersect in an immigrant woman's life, and engages readers in a conversation that narrows the distance between them, showing not only what is different, but what is shared
Label
Where I come from, Vijay Agnew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-291)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Beginning in Canada; 2 An Immigrant Student in Toronto; 3 Girlhood in Delhi; 4 Bombay; 5 History and Herstory; 6 In Search of a Community; 7 Being and Becoming; 8 Returning to Bombay; 9 A Third World Academic; 10 In the Company of Mothers; 11 Fair Play and Safe Places; 12 Lunching with the Ladies; 13 A Canadian in New Delhi; 14 Life among the WASPs; Afterword; Notes; Glossary of Hindi Words and Expressions; Bibliography; Suggested Readings
Control code
992773842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280925672
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780889204140
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992773842
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Where I come from, Vijay Agnew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-291)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Beginning in Canada; 2 An Immigrant Student in Toronto; 3 Girlhood in Delhi; 4 Bombay; 5 History and Herstory; 6 In Search of a Community; 7 Being and Becoming; 8 Returning to Bombay; 9 A Third World Academic; 10 In the Company of Mothers; 11 Fair Play and Safe Places; 12 Lunching with the Ladies; 13 A Canadian in New Delhi; 14 Life among the WASPs; Afterword; Notes; Glossary of Hindi Words and Expressions; Bibliography; Suggested Readings
Control code
992773842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280925672
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780889204140
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992773842
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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