ERIC Number: ED181141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Political Dimensions of Asian-American Ethnicity: A Case Study of Asian-Indians.
Mohapatra, Manindra Kumar
The decision of the United States Census Bureau to make a distinct classification of Asian-Indians is indicative of the growing awareness of this minority group on the American scene. The Asian-Indian organizations found in this country can be classified as parochial (based on language or caste) or Pan-Indian. These groups serve as foci for Asian-Indian self-consciousness in America and concern for events in India. Related to this is the growing participation of Asian-Indians in American political life and the continuing debate among them as to their most effective role in American society. (WP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Dept. of Political Science.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to reproduction quality of original document; Paper prepared for the Conference of Virginia Political Scientists (Fairfax, VA, December 1, 1979)