ERIC Number: ED247346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Concerns of Asian Indians: An Exploratory Thematic Content Analysis of Unobtrusive Documentary Data for Asian American Research.
Mohapatra, Manindra Kumar
This paper investigates the priority of social and political issues in America's Asian Indian subcommunity and, secondarily, proposes content analysis for investigations of Asian American sub-cultures. The data sources and methodology are described first: letters to the editor published between September 1, 1983 and June 30, 1984, were selected from two newspapers, "India Abroad" (of New York City) and "India-West" (of San Francisco). One hundred thirty-two letters were identified as relevant to the survey; these are content analyzed under the following themes: (1) communal identity; (2) politicization and participation; (3) Americanization; (4) concern for women and children; (5) discrimination and racism; (6) service delivery by Indian organizations; (7) sub-community pluralism (the largest category); and (8) miscellaneous issues (including education and culture). Two tables are included--one that shows the thematic concern of anonymous letters, and another that profiles the known letter writers by sex (most were male) and by organizational affiliation. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Working paper prepared for presentation at the Summer Workshop on Asian American Research (Ann Arbor, MI, August 3-4, 1984).