Desi land : teen culture, class, and success in Silicon Valley / Shalini Shankar.

By: Shankar, Shalini, 1972-Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Duke backfilePublisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822389231; 0822389231Subject(s): South Asian American teenagers -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Social conditions | South Asian American teenagers -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Ethnic identity | South Asian Americans -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Social conditions | South Asian Americans -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Ethnic identity | Ethnicity -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) | Subculture -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)Additional physical formats: Print version:: Desi land.DDC classification: 305.235089914079473 LOC classification: E184.S69 | S55 2008Other classification: LB 43610 | LB 43820 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: Welcome to Desi land -- California, here we come, right back where we started from -- Defining Desi teen culture -- Living and desiring the Desi bling life -- Desi fashions of speaking -- Being fobulous on multicultural day -- Remodeling the model minority stereotype -- Dating on the DL and arranged marriages -- In the new millennium.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveReview: "Desi Land is Shalini Shankar's lively ethnographic account of South Asian American teen culture during the Silicon Valley dot-com boom. Shankar focuses on how South Asian Americans, or "Desis," define and manage what it means to be successful in a place brimming with the promise of technology. Between 1999 and 2001 Shankar spent many months "kickin' it" with Desi teenagers at three Silicon Valley high schools, and she has since followed their lives and stories. The diverse high-school students who populate Desi Land are Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, from South Asia and other locations; they include first- to fourth-generation immigrants whose parents' careers vary from assembly-line workers to engineers and CEOs. By analyzing how Desi teens' conceptions and realizations of success are influenced by community values, cultural practices, language use, and material culture, she offers a nuanced portrait of diasporic formations in a transforming urban region."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Welcome to Desi land -- California, here we come, right back where we started from -- Defining Desi teen culture -- Living and desiring the Desi bling life -- Desi fashions of speaking -- Being fobulous on multicultural day -- Remodeling the model minority stereotype -- Dating on the DL and arranged marriages -- In the new millennium.

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"Desi Land is Shalini Shankar's lively ethnographic account of South Asian American teen culture during the Silicon Valley dot-com boom. Shankar focuses on how South Asian Americans, or "Desis," define and manage what it means to be successful in a place brimming with the promise of technology. Between 1999 and 2001 Shankar spent many months "kickin' it" with Desi teenagers at three Silicon Valley high schools, and she has since followed their lives and stories. The diverse high-school students who populate Desi Land are Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, from South Asia and other locations; they include first- to fourth-generation immigrants whose parents' careers vary from assembly-line workers to engineers and CEOs. By analyzing how Desi teens' conceptions and realizations of success are influenced by community values, cultural practices, language use, and material culture, she offers a nuanced portrait of diasporic formations in a transforming urban region."--Jacket.

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Shalini Shankar is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University.

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