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Little Bangladesh, voices from america

This volume presents a comprehensive overview of theBangladeshi diaspora in USA. Based on case studies from across Southern California, it discusses themes such as economic advantages of migration beyond sociological models of globalization; Bangladeshi diaspora and Little Bangladesh; oral histories of settlement and incoming migrants; imagined homelands in California; emigration and immigration; trans-business and the American Dream; diaspora and social media; Islam and transnationalism; and Bangladeshi Islam in the USA. It explores the trans-global subjectivity and embodied experiences of Bangladeshi migrants as they negotiate economic opportunity, security, and challenges. The book also documents transnational ties that migrants retain; the aspirations and anxieties they face; and what it means to be a Muslim living in the USA in the post-9/11 era. With its rich, multi-sited ethnographic narratives set in transnational studies and studies of globalization, this book will interest scholars and researchers of diaspora studies, migration studies, South Asian studies, political sociology, social anthropology, sociology and political studies, international relations and those interested in Bangladesh
Table Of Contents
Foreword by Ralph Grillo -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Settlement of the Bangladeshis in the US -- 2. Multi-sited ethnography and the Bangladeshi diaspora -- 3. Southern California ethnographies -- 4. Bangladeshi diaspora in New York city -- 5. Movement across desh and bidesh -- 6. Islam and transnationalism -- Conclusions: diaspora, travel and connectedness -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (139 pages)
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