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Author Davé, Shilpa
Title Indian accents : brown voice and racial performance in American television and film / Shilpa S. Davé
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  791.43 D272 2013    AVAILABLE  -  30500101481433
Descript xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The Asian American experience
Asian American experience
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"The representation of Indian Americans as foreign terrorists and as citizens who speak with an American accent comprise a major plot point in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. In American media, South Asians vacillate between being cast as racially foreign while simultaneously being praised as a model minority because they are highly educated, speak English, and can economically succeed in America. In American cinema and television, Shilpa Davé serves how contemporary images of South Asians build upon, modify, and at times diverge from previous stereotypes of Asian Americans as immigrants and model minorities"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Accents and accentuation in motion pictures
Accents and accentuation in television programs
East Indians in motion pictures
Motion pictures -- United States
Television programs -- United States
English language -- United States -- Accents and accentuation
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