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Northeast migrants in Delhi : race, refuge and retail

McDuie-Ra, Duncan. (Author).

Summary: "Northeast Migrants in Delhi: Race, Refuge and Retail is an ethnographic study of migrants from India's north-east border region living and working in Delhi, the nation's capital. Northeast India borders China, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. Despite burgeoning interest in the region, little attention is given to the thousands of migrants leaving the region for Indian cities for refuge, work, and study. The stories of Northeast migrants reveal an everyday Northeast India rarely captured elsewhere and offer an alternative view of contemporary India. Northeast migrants covet the employment opportunities created by India's embrace of globalization; shopping malls, restaurants, and call centres. Yet Northeast migrants also experience high levels of racism, harassment, and violence. Far from simply victims of the city, Northeast migrants have created their own 'map' of Delhi, enabling a sense of belonging, albeit an uneasy one. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to scholars of anthropology, urban studies, geography, migration, and Asian Studies."--Publisher's website.

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  • OCLC: ocn820850478
  • ISBN: 9048516242
  • ISBN: 9789048516247
  • ISBN: 9789089644220
  • ISBN: 9789089644220
  • ISBN: 9089644229
  • ISBN: 9048516234
  • ISBN: 9789048516230
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (203 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 1. Introduction -- Looking for an everyday Northeast -- Finding a Starting Point -- Terminology -- Structure of the book -- 2. Leaving the Northeast -- The Making of the Frontier -- Tribe -- Colonial encounters -- Insurgency -- The State of Exception -- The Migration Moment -- Refuge -- Livelihoods -- Aspirations -- Attitudes towards India -- Labour recruitment -- Connectivity -- 3. Coming to Delhi -- Explaining Delhi's Popularity -- Delhi meri jaan -- Inclusion in the Exclusionary City -- New consumer spaces -- The Services Sector -- Education City -- Job prospects -- Education back home -- Prestige -- Brain Drain -- 4. Backward, Head-hunter, Sexy, Chinky -- The Racialised Frontier -- Backward and exotic -- Anti-national -- Anti-assimilation -- Loose and immoral -- Discrimination -- Harassment and violence -- Responding to Racism -- Tolerance -- Retaliation -- Safety -- Race in Contemporary India -- 5. Provincial Men, Worldly Women -- Gendered mythmaking -- Urbane Women, Provincial Men -- City Love, Frontier Politics -- Stuck in Delhi -- Fluidity and Adaption -- Subaltern masculinity -- Cosmopolitan masculinity-- 6. Place-making in the City -- The Northeast Map of Delhi -- Neighbourhoods -- Food -- Religion -- Protesting in Delhi: New places, new identities? -- Solidarity -- Cosmopolitanism -- Fashion and music -- The Korean Wave -- Global Christian Culture-- 7. Conclusion -- Further Research -- Borderlands and citizenship -- Ethnic Minorities and Asian Cities -- Cosmopolitanism.
Note: en.
Subject: Migration, Internal -- India -- Delhi
Population geography -- India -- Delhi

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