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Author Davé, Shilpa.
Title Indian accents : brown voice and racial performance in American television and film / Shilpa S. Davé.
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
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 Floor4  PN1995.9.A255 D38 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The Asian American experience
Asian American experience.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 -- Pronunciation by foreign speakers.
ISBN 9780252037405 (hardback)
0252037405 (hardback)
9780252078934 (paperback)
0252078934 (paperback)
9780252094583 (ebook)
0252094581 (ebook)
Standard # 40022148910
OCLC number 814455406