Desi land teen culture, class, and success in Silicon Valley by Shalini Shankar

Cover of: Desi land | Shalini Shankar

Published by Duke University Press in Durham, N.C .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • South Asian American teenagers -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Social conditions,
  • South Asian American teenagers -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Ethnic identity,
  • South Asian Americans -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Social conditions,
  • South Asian Americans -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) -- Ethnic identity,
  • Ethnicity -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County),
  • Subculture -- California -- Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementShalini Shankar.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE184.S69 S55 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16973210M
ISBN 109780822343004, 9780822343158
LC Control Number2008028432

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