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Author Quraishi, Uzma, author.

Title Redefining the immigrant South : Indian and Pakistani immigration to Houston during the Cold War / Uzma Quraishi
Published Chapel Hill : Published in association with The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xv, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New directions in southern studies
New directions in southern studies.
Contents U.S. ideological linkages with Indians and Pakistanis, 1950s-mid-1960s -- Getting acquainted with the university and the city, 1960s-early 1970s -- The formation of the interethnic community, 1960s-1970s -- Inhabiting the internationalizing city, 1970s -- Riding up the oil boom, sliding down the oil bust, mid-1970s-1980s -- Finding whiter and browner pastures in the ethnoburbs, 1990s-2000s
Summary "In the early years of the Cold War, the United States mounted expansive public diplomacy programs in the Global South, including initiatives with the recently partitioned states of India and Pakistan. U.S. operations in these two countries became the second- and fourth-largest in the world, creating migration links that resulted in the emergence of American universities, such as the University of Houston, as immigration hubs for the highly selective, student-led South Asian migration stream starting in the 1950s. By the late twentieth century, Houston's South Asian community had become one of the most prosperous in the metropolitan area and one of the largest in the country. Mining archives and using new oral histories, Uzma Quraishi traces this pioneering community from its midcentury roots to the early twenty-first century, arguing that South Asian immigrants appealed to class conformity and endorsed the model minority myth to navigate the complexities of a shifting Sunbelt South"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject University of Houston -- History -- 20th century
SUBJECT University of Houston fast
Subject South Asians -- Texas -- Houston
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / American / Asian American Studies.
History / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
History / United States / 20th Century.
Emigration and immigration
South Asians
SUBJECT Houston (Tex.) -- Emigration and immigration
India -- Emigration and immigration
Pakistan -- Emigration and immigration
Subject India
Texas -- Houston
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469655215