ERIC Number: ED182370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Ethnicity and Political Orientations of "Affluent Ethnics": A Study of the Overseas Indians in the United States.
Mohapatra, Manindra Kumar
This survey of overseas Indians in the United States concentrates on the "affluent ethnics" within this group. These individuals are described as generally engaged in professional vocations, living in middle-class neighborhoods, and caught in the dilemma between ethnicity and affluence. Many respondents report having experienced employment discrimination; such discrimination is generally correlated with educational background. Despite the persistence of this discrimination, only a minority of those surveyed support a protected class status for overseas Indians. It is also reported that overseas Indians retain a lively interest in Indian affairs, with particular concern for issues such as population control and the eradication of poverty. Included are tables, bibliographic references, and appendices. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Dept. of Political Science.
Note: Research report prepared for the European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (5th, Paris, France, July 9-13, 1978); Appendices may be marginally legible.