The Resource Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen

Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sen, Sharmila
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.S69
LC item number
S46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sen, Sharmila
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • Racism
  • Group identity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Group identity
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
20 cm
Extent
xxvii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780143131380
Lccn
2017031011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992798620
  • 862169
  • (OCoLC)ocn992798620
  • 862169
Label
Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America, Sharmila Sen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
20 cm
Extent
xxvii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780143131380
Lccn
2017031011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992798620
  • 862169
  • (OCoLC)ocn992798620
  • 862169

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