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❴Reading❵ ➷ Not uite Not White Author Sharmila Sen – Stroyki.pro A memoir manifesto about race immigration and assimilation; how an Indian American woman navigated through her journey into the heart of not whitenessWhen Sen emigrated from India to the US in 1982 atA memoir manifesto about race immigration and assimilation; how an Indian American woman navigated through her journey into the heart of not whitenessWhen Sen emigrated from India to the US in 1982 at the age of 12 she was asked to self report her race Never identifying with a race previously she rejects her new not uite white designation and spends much of her life attempting to become white in the American sense After her teen years trying to adapt to American culture i.

Ncluding watching General Hospital and The Jeffersons and perfecting recipes with Campbell's soup or Jell O Sen is forced to reckon with hard uestions what does it mean to be white who is allowed to be white why does whiteness retain the power of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness? Exploring hot button topics such as passing cultural appropriation class ineuality bias within Indian immigrant communiti.

uite kindle white epub Not uite epub Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBNcluding watching General Hospital and The Jeffersons and perfecting recipes with Campbell's soup or Jell O Sen is forced to reckon with hard uestions what does it mean to be white who is allowed to be white why does whiteness retain the power of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness? Exploring hot button topics such as passing cultural appropriation class ineuality bias within Indian immigrant communiti.

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  1. Susie Dumond Susie Dumond says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBIn this memoir Sharmila Sen uses her experience of immigrating from India to the US to explore notions of race and whiteness The strongest part of the book is the last chapter where she solidifies her argument and broadens the conversation Prior to the last chapter it lacks an engaging arc or argument for me She introduces a lot of interesting ideas like white men going native and American vs Americanized However I wish her perspective had been a little contextualized and her arguments set up a little clearly from the beginning Th


  2. Arti Arti says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBA bold and candid 'immigrant manifesto' Sen arrived the US with her parents from India when she was twelve Refused to be identified as a FOB 'fresh off the boat' Sen cast off her Bengali self and immersed in striving to achieve 'whiteness' She went to public school in Cambridge Mass aced it with much hard work and creative ways to learn American English and was chosen class valedict


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    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBAs a Bostonian a light skinned Middle Eastern American a grandchild and great grandchild of immigrants someone who had to “tell my teacher the correct way to pronounce my name at the beginning of each school year” and as someone who was “once ashamed to call my parents Mama and Baba” who later “outgrew that shame” SO MUCH of this book resonated with me Additionally it was very cool to read a narrative in the town it took place in Notable uotations on pages XII 147 and 175 if I remember I’ll type them out later Too bad the only Armenian reference in the book was the owner of the business where the author’s father was bullied Unfortunate but accurate snapshot of the way many American Armenians have used our liminal whiteness to contribute to White Supremacy rather than fight against it I also very much enjoyed the LatinClassics references because they reminded me of the way which many of us who come from non Western histories often know Western cul


  4. RuthAnn RuthAnn says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBHIGHLY recommendedThis memoirmanifesto about race identity and immigration is so good and I'm so glad I read it The author's story is incredibly interesting because when she immigrated at the age of 12 she went from being part of the dominant culture in India to being a minority in the United States and she had to learn about race as part of her assimilation process There is a lot in this slim volume about the


  5. Ishita Ishita says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBThis book really hit home Sen's descriptions of the particularities and angst of being Not uite Not White are sharp and astute and compelled me to reconsider and reframe some of the experiences I've had growing up Indo Canadian Her argument resonates and her theory about middle class attitudes in Indian society as predicated not on superiority but a deep seated fear of sliding downwards into the slums is interesting However as someone who identifies closely with being a second generation immigrant than first her claim on the label Not White instead of person of colour is uncomfortable Growing up embracing d


  6. Ingrid Ingrid says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBFrom the evocative memories of her genteel bhadralok childhood in Calcutta to each stage of navigating the model immigrant experience in the USA of the ‘80s this is an insightful and moving memoir of a journey of discovery of self as much as culture and race


  7. Katy Katy says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBSen narrates her journey from a very privileged life in India to that of a minority immigrant in Massachusetts From the age of 12 race becomes a


  8. Melissa McGowan Melissa McGowan says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBThis was an enjoyable interesting and uick read I loved the parts of her story based in Calcutta I felt transported by her multi sensory descriptions of this part of her experience Her assimilation references were a trip down memory lane for me and it’s interesting to consider those pop culture experiences from a child’s anthropological point of view I


  9. Calleen Petersen Calleen Petersen says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBThis was a fascinating book to me I cannot pretend that I know what being an immigrant is like or someone who isn’t white This book opens a window into that worldThere are a lot of parallels between Indian caste and American race but it was interesting to learn that race isn’t something that really exists in India Having grown up in the US I had never thought of India being in Asia but of course it isA thought provoking book


  10. Annah Annah says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Not uite Not White ePUB Ö Not uite Kindle - uite kindle, white epub, Not uite epub, Not uite Not White PDF/EPUBSharmila Sen's personal account of her discovery of race and commitment to recognizing herself not as a POC but as Not White as a first gen immigrant to the US She takes us from her Bengali childhood through her American studenthood to her Not White parenthood sharply observing the role of racial assignment It's a little unfocused here and there but overall a bright South Asian addition to a mostly binary racial dialogue


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