Anthropology study finds that immigrants from India and Vietnam become American over time

Caroline B. Brettell

Anthropology study finds that immigrants from India and Vietnam become American over time

In North Texas, immigrants from India and Vietnam develop and embrace their American identity over time — without shedding their culture of origin, as some say they should, according to a new anthropological study.

The research found that, for these groups, becoming a U.S. citizen is distinctly different from becoming American, says immigration expert and cultural anthropologist Caroline B. Brettell.

Dallas Morning News: Texas interstates driving economy, growth

censusinterstates004.JPGSMU cultural anthropologist Caroline B. Brettell is quoted in the March 6, 2011 issue of the Dallas Morning News in the section "From the Front Page," an in-depth look at the news.

The article by reporters Michael E. Young and Ryan McNeill, "Texas interstates driving economy, growth" discusses a geographic analysis of the state's population by the Dallas Morning News and how the major interstates are driving change and urbanization.

Brettell, a professor in the SMU Department of Anthropology, comments on the new model of urbanism with multiple centers.

New York Times: Who Gets To Be An American?

the%20flag%20350x96.jpgArizona is grabbing headlines with its new law making it a crime if immigrants don't carry documents showing they are legal. While the new law has sparked boycotts of the state, it also has found support among whites in many cities and towns across the United States.

The backlash isn't just about race alone, however, say anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Faith G. Nibbs at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

Farmers Branch, Tx.: Case study shows immigrants seen as threat to white, middle-class “American” identity

the%20flag%20350x96.jpgArizona is grabbing headlines with its new law making it a crime if immigrants don't carry documents showing they are legal. While the new law has sparked boycotts of the state, it also has found support among whites in many cities and towns across the United States.

The backlash isn't just about race alone, however, say anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Faith G. Nibbs at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

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