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Cambodian Refugees' Pathways to Success : developing a bi-cultural identity by Julie G. CanniffWith rich ethnographic detail, Canniff (teacher education, U. of Southern Maine) presents case studies of three Cambodian Buddhist refugee families in a New England community with whom she has had a long-term relationship. Interviewees' narratives are treated as archetypal journeys, moving from exile to rebirth in a new identity. Providing theoretical and personal background on her perspective on their world view, the author's findings are consistent with research equating immigrant success with a synthesis of strong cultural identity and adopted country norms. Appends details of pilot studies conducted in 1992-94 and 1996-97. c. Book News Inc.
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Filipino Americans : transformation and identity by Maria P. P. Root (Editor)When Asian Americans are discussed in the media the reference is often to people of Chinese or Japanese descent. However, the largest Asian American ethnic group is Filipino, a group of which little is known or written despite its long-standing history with the United States. This interdisciplinary analysis rectifies this dearth of information by addressing ethnic identity, the impact of different colonizations on ethnic identity, personal and family relationships, mental health, race, and racism. In addition, the sociopolitical context is examined in each chapter, making the volume useful as a foundational tool for hypothesis generation, empirical research, policy analysis and planning, and literature review.
Publication Date: 1997-05-20
Marital Acts : Gender, Sexuality, and Identity among the Chinese Thai Diaspora by Jiemin BaoSucceeding waves of migration, from China to Thailand and from Thailand to the United States, have helped shape the identities of three generations of diasporic Chinese Thai. In this exciting new study, Jiemin Bao focuses on how cultural identities - as seen through the lens of marriage - play a central role in the formation of cultural citizenship. By challenging models of cultural identity that separate gender, sexuality, and class into discrete domains of analysis, Bao examines the competing roles of sex/gender, class, and race/ethnicity in shaping the ongoing construction of Chinese Thai identities in contemporary Bangkok and the San Francisco Bay area. anthropological literature on diasporic Chinese: the Chinese minority is absorbed into the dominant majority through intermarriage. Bao approaches marriage differently, viewing it not only as an institution that fosters and reproduces fundamental ideas of masculinity and femininity, but also as a site where the various categories of ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality - the stuff of identity - intersect. language that three generations use to talk about their experiences in different locales, Bao powerfully demonstrates how masculine and feminine identities are both classed and ethnicized in Thailand and the United States. Nuanced and provocative, Marital Acts shows how diasporic Chinese are both self-making and being made, not once, but twice - first in the society in which they are born and second in the society to which they migrate.
Up Against Whiteness : race, school, and immigrant youth by Stacey J. LeePushing the boundaries of Asian American educational discourse, this book explores the way a group of first- and second-generation Hmong students created their identities as "new Americans" in response to their school experiences. Offering an opportunity to rethink the "norm," this important volume pays particular attention to how race, class, and gender informed their experiences. Revealing the complex dynamics between immigration and Americanization, this engaging volume: Shows how the culture of middle-class whiteness at a public high school in Wisconsin excluded and alienated Hmong American students, and how these students responded. Focuses on the ways the academic and social experience at school, including peer relationships, extracurricular participation, relationships with teachers, and academic achievement influenced identity construction. Makes connections between the experiences of one ethnic group of immigrant youth and the broader issues of race in the United States, showing how schools can better serve immigrant students of color.
Call Number: Stacks ; F590 .H55 L44 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-25
The Vietnamese American 1. 5 Generation : stories of war, revolution, flight, and new beginning by Sucheng Chan (Editor)The conflict that Americans call the "Vietnam War" was only one of many incursions into Vietnam by foreign powers. However, it has had a profound effect on the Vietnamese people who left their homeland in the years following the fall of Saigon in 1975. Collected here are fifteen first-person narratives written by refugees who left Vietnam as children and later enrolled as students at the University of California, where they studied with the well-known scholar and teacher Sucheng Chan. She has provided a comprehensive introduction to their autobiographical accounts, which succinctly encompasses more than a thousand years of Vietnamese history. The volume concludes with a thorough bibliography and videography compiled by the editor.While the volume is designed specifically for today's college students, its compelling stories and useful history will appeal to all readers who want to know more about Vietnam and especially about the fates of children who emigrated to the U.S.
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