This paper identifies “diaspora philanthropy” as an important dimension to maintaining transnational identities among South Asian Indian Americans. Several South Asian initiatives and organisations promote involvement to the motherland (homeland) as individuals negotiate a sense of belonging in a migrant context. It is important to explore the motivations behind this new type of socio-political activism that is fuelled by a sense of responsibility to the motherland. I examine three non-government, South Asian Indian organisation websites that are shaped by globalisation, as a means explore new trends in diaspora philanthropy. A critical intercultural communication framework is used to explore how this US immigrant community negotiates intergenerational experiences that challenge and reassert their hybrid identities.
"(Re)Defining Transnational Identities through Diaspora Philanthropy in South Asian Indian Non-Profit Organisations,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research: Vol. 15
, Article 2.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol15/iss1/2