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Good Girls marry doctors: South Asian American daughters on obedience and rebellion

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This anthology examines the multiple facets of daughterhood in South Asian American families. The voices in this volume reveal how a Good Girl is trained to seamlessly blend professional success with the maintenance and reproduction of her family's cultural heritage. Her gratitude for her immigrant parents' sacrifices creates intense pressure to perform and embody the role of the "perfect daughter." Yet, the demand for such perfection can stifle desire, curb curiosity, and make it fraught for a Good Girl to construct her own identity in the face of stern parental opinion. Of course, this is not always the case. Certain stories in this collection uncover relationships between parents and daughters that are open and supportive while also being exacting. Many of the essays, however, dig into difficult truths about what it is to be a young woman in a world of overbearing cultural expectation. Good Girls Marry Doctors is filled with honest stories, difficult and joyous, heartbreaking and hilarious, from a diverse array of powerful women. These narratives combine to expose struggles that are too often hidden from the public eye, while reminding those going through similar experiences that they are heard, and they are not alone.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Children of immigrants -- United States
Daughters -- United States
Essays
Families -- United States
Parent and adult child
South Asian American women -- Biography
South Asian American women -- Conduct of life
South Asian American women -- Family relationships
South Asian Americans -- Social conditions
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title_displayGood Girls marry doctors : South Asian American daughters on obedience and rebellion
title_fullGood Girls Marry Doctors South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion
Good Girls marry doctors : South Asian American daughters on obedience and rebellion / Piyali Bhattacharya
title_shortGood Girls marry doctors
title_subSouth Asian American daughters on obedience and rebellion
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Children of immigrants
Conduct of life
Daughters
Families
Family relationships
Nonfiction
Parent and adult child
Social conditions
Social life and customs
South Asian American women
South Asian Americans