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The Resource Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen, (electronic resource eBook)

Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen, (electronic resource eBook)

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Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America
Title
Not quite not white
Title remainder
losing and finding race in America
Statement of responsibility
Sharmila Sen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A first-generation immigrant's "intimate, passionate look at race in America" (Viet Thanh Nguyen), an American's journey into the heart of not-whiteness. At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race - on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation - not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian -- and spends much of her life attempting to blend into American whiteness. But after her teen years trying to assimilate--watching shows like General Hospital and The Jeffersons, dancing to Duran Duran and Prince, and perfecting the art of Jell-O no-bake desserts--she is forced to reckon with the hard questions: What does it mean to be white, why does whiteness retain the magic cloak of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible, and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness? Part memoir, part manifesto, Not Quite Not White is a searing appraisal of race and a path forward for the next not quite not white generation --a witty and sharply honest story of discovering that not-whiteness can be the very thing that makes us American
Summary
In a book that is part memoir and part manifesto, the author, who emigrated from India to the U.S. in 1982, shares her funny and candid story of how she discovered that non-whiteness can be the very thing that makes us American
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Award
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Nonfiction, 2019.
Biography type
individual biography
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10691953
Cataloging source
BT
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Sen, Sharmila
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.S69
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Sen, Sharmila
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • Racism
  • Group identity
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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losing and finding race in America
Label
Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3682376
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The mask that grins -- Enter the dragon -- The first remove -- The autobiography of an ex-Indian woman -- Heart of not whiteness
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9781524705121
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • bc
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3682376
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mask that grins -- Enter the dragon -- The first remove -- The autobiography of an ex-Indian woman -- Heart of not whiteness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781524705121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0d21a26d-53de-4aac-93ea-5e7eac8078b2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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