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Redefining the Immigrant SouthIndian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War$
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Uzma Quraishi

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469655192

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655192.001.0001

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Inhabiting the Internationalizing City, 1970s

Inhabiting the Internationalizing City, 1970s

(p.147) Chapter Four Inhabiting the Internationalizing City, 1970s
Redefining the Immigrant South

Uzma Quraishi

University of North Carolina Press

As Indian and Pakistani students graduated from Houston’s universities, found employment, and reconstructed ethnic identity, they joined other South Asian residents in settling throughout the city in the late 1960s and 1970s. The local metropolitan context was that of an internationalizing, rapidly developing urban area. As the formal architecture of Jim Crow was dismantled in these very decades, South Asian immigrants’ engagement with the city illuminates the social and economic hierarchies that continued to shape the city.

Keywords:   internationalization, Jim Crow, residential patterns, Houston, Urbanization, Ethnic identity, South Asian, Hierarchies

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