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100 1  John, Jaicy M 
245 10 South Asian American youth negotiate ethnic identities, 
       discrimination, and social class 
300    196 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       08, Section: B, page: 5232 
500    Adviser: Colette Daiute 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--City University of New York, 2009 
520    This dissertation explored how South Asian American youth 
       from diverse ethnic, religious, and social class 
       backgrounds negotiate identity conflicts. Much of social 
       science research cites the context of privilege assigned 
       by the "model minority" stereotype as the commonly 
       accepted perception of South Asians in the United States. 
       Discrimination associated with the events of 9/11, however,
       challenge this view in positioning South Asians as racial 
       and religious minorities associated with terrorism and 
       distrust. Furthermore, the contexts of higher education 
       contribute to these clashing contexts by instituting 
       ethnic student organizations that support particular 
       versions of identity practices. These multiple conflicts 
       require South Asian American youth to negotiate or manage 
       their identity practices in specific ways. The aim of this
       dissertation, thus, was to explore how college-aged South 
       Asian American youth negotiate identity conflicts within 
       these multiple contexts 
520    The key research questions guiding this study were (1) 
       What particular conflicts do South Asian American youth 
       experience in practicing their identities? and (2) How do 
       these youth negotiate these conflicts? (3) How does a 
       practice-based framework extend previous claims of 
       identity as static and unchanging? In order to gather a 
       broader understanding of South Asian American youth 
       identity practices, eighteen 2nd generation South Asian 
       American youth between 18-22 years of age from a public 
       and a private university in New York City engaged in an 
       open-ended semi-structured interview based on constructing
       "identity maps" and discussing an article documenting the 
       rise of hate crimes after 9/11. Discursive analysis, 
       specifically, positioning techniques were used to analyze 
       how youth constructed their selves and their worlds 
       through talk 
520    Findings from this study demonstrate that South Asian 
       American youth construct identity conflicts and 
       negotiations in contradictory ways. The multiple 
       orientations to "model minority", post 9/11 discrimination,
       and multiculturalism ideologies suggest that South Asian 
       American identity is not a unitary concept but rather 
       shifts and changes according to immediate and broader 
       social contexts. The research design and the findings from
       this study contribute to emerging psychological literature
       that defines identity as a dynamic process rather than a 
       static entity of individuals 
590    School code: 0046 
650  4 Psychology, Social 
650  4 Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies 
690    0451 
690    0631 
710 2  City University of New York.|bPsychology 
773 0  |tDissertation Abstracts International|g70-08B 
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