TITLE

From Traitor to Collaborator: Nepali Social Action in the Context of Immigration, Transnationalism, and Diaspora

AUTHOR(S)
Koirala-Azad, Shabnam
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Social Justice;2008, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author challenges the idea of immigration as a unilinear experience progressing to the endpoint of assimilation. She maintains that scholarly research has trained the eye to look at immigration that way, but that the experience is a changeable process that includes dialogue, resistance and action. As illustration, the author discusses Nepali immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area who established a transnational social action group called Kartabya. Hometown associations, home-host country relationships, indigenous practices and misunderstandings between those who remain and those who leave are mentioned.
ACCESSION #
44972765

 

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