Making Ethnic Choices: California's Punjabi Mexican Americans - Asian American History & Cultu (Paperback)Leonard Karen (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
-The Journal of Asian Studies
"This is an extraordinary work. It is simultaneously an ethnography of early South Asian immigrant life in California, a model of fine-grained historical research using all manner of documents to reconstruct and interpret the migration flows, social structure, and family cycles of Punjabi men and their Mexican spouses, and a sophisticated examination of the complex role of 'identity' in their perceptions of themselves and their descendants.... In the midst of contemporary discussions about multi-culturalism, politically correctly positions, and valuing diversity, this book would be a fine place to begin a thoughtful consideration of the potential multiplicity of meanings ethnicity may have for human begins."
-Journal of American Ethnic History
"No other book has the scope or the vision of Karen Leonard's work. I expect this book to be consulted as a model of historical research for many years to come."
-James Freeman, San Jose State University