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New Texts Out Now: Junaid Rana, Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora

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Junaid Rana, Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Junaid Rana (JR): My book was borne out of ethnographic research I completed on the role of labor migration in the global economy. I started with some basic questions: why do people become labor migrants, how does labor migration become transnational and global, what are the conditions that lead to labor migration, ...

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Junaid Rana

 

Junaid Rana is an associate professor of Asian American Studies with appointments in the Department of Anthropology, the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His interests include transnational cultural studies and diaspora studies; community organizing and social movements; critical and comparative race studies, political economy, and the postcolonial state; and South Asia/Pakistan/US. He is the author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2011).