ISBN 9788129113689,Striped Zebra : The Immigrant Psyche

Striped Zebra : The Immigrant Psyche




Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129113689

ISBN-10 8129113686


Number of Pages 270 Pages
Language (English)


The volume in your hands is the first ever study providing an integrated theory of the psychological processes involved in migration. In doing so, it also encapsulates the experiences most migrants encounter in their life abroad. The trail-blazing, pithy and creative metaphor of 'Striped Zebra' suggests that upon migration, the thought processes of adult migrants bifurcate into two divergent value-systems. The first one is called 'Seed' values. It is the cluster of emotional, cultural, societal or folk concepts that migrants piggyback from their native land. These encompass values pertaining to family relations, cultural celebrations, and life's idealistic values. The second one called 'Feed' values, is what immigrants ultimately imbibe from the host society. Dr. Uday C. Naval, retired professor of English from the City University of New York, Has taught generations of immigrant students from all over the world. Earlier in India, his Hindi book Kaarya Jaanch Kyoon Aur Kaise won prime Minster Nehru's commendation in a personal 'Dear Professor Naval' letter,of July 10, 1962, as the first-ever Asian publication on the management technique of 'work study'. Dr. Soofia K. Hussain possesses a Ph.D. in sociology from the world-renowned Columbia University, New York. As professor of sociology at the State University of New York for over twenty-five years, she has focused on the trials, struggles and successes of large numbers of immigrant students. Visit author on his website: Stripedzebra