The Resource The karma of Brown folk, Vijay Prashad

The karma of Brown folk, Vijay Prashad

Label
The karma of Brown folk
Title
The karma of Brown folk
Statement of responsibility
Vijay Prashad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""How does it feel to be a problem?" asked W.E.B. Du Bois of black Americans in his classic The Souls of Black Folk. A hundred years later, Vijay Prashad asks South Asians "How does it feel to be a solution?" In this kaleidoscopic critique, Prashad looks into the complexities faced by the members of a "model minority," one, he claims, that is consistently deployed as "a weapon in the war against black America."" "On a vast canvas, The Karma of Brown Folk attacks the two pillars of the "model minority" image, that South Asians are both inherently successful and pliant, and analyzes the ways in which U.S. immigration policy and American Orientalism have perpetuated these stereotypes. Prashad challenges the arguments made by Dinesh D'Souza, who heralds South Asian success in the United States, and questions the quiet accommodation to racism made by many South Asians. A look at Deepak Chopra and others who Prashad terms "Godmen" shows us how some South Asians exploit the stereotype of inherent spirituality, much to the chagrin of other South Asians. Tracing the long engagement of American culture with South Asia, Prashad illustrates India's effect on thinkers like Cotton Mather and Henry David Thoreau, Ravi Shankar's influence on John Coltrane, and such essential issues as race versus caste and the connection between antiracism activism and anticolonial resistance."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prashad, Vijay
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S69
LC item number
P73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • East Indian Americans
  • East Indian Americans
  • Racism
  • Américains d'origine asiatique
  • Américains d'origine asiatique
  • Américains d'origine indienne (de l'Inde)
  • Américains d'origine indienne (de l'Inde)
  • Indischer Einwanderer
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
The karma of Brown folk, Vijay Prashad
Link
https://archive.org/details/karmaofbrownfolk00pras
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Karma sutra: the forethought -- Of India -- Of the mysterious East -- Of the oriental menagerie -- Of sly Babas and other gurus -- Of the origin of Desis and some principles of state selection -- Of a Girmit consciousness -- Of authentic cultural lives -- Of Yankee Hindutva -- Of antiblack racism -- Of solidarity and other desires
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780816634392
Lccn
99047918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42652549
  • (OCoLC)ocm42652549
Label
The karma of Brown folk, Vijay Prashad
Link
https://archive.org/details/karmaofbrownfolk00pras
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Karma sutra: the forethought -- Of India -- Of the mysterious East -- Of the oriental menagerie -- Of sly Babas and other gurus -- Of the origin of Desis and some principles of state selection -- Of a Girmit consciousness -- Of authentic cultural lives -- Of Yankee Hindutva -- Of antiblack racism -- Of solidarity and other desires
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780816634392
Lccn
99047918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42652549
  • (OCoLC)ocm42652549

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