A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans: Creating Knowledge of a Racial Minority / Edition 1

A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans: Creating Knowledge of a Racial Minority / Edition 1

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by Laura Uba
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791452964

ISBN-13: 9780791452967

Pub. Date: 05/15/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Focusing on race, culture, acculturation, ethnicity, and ethnic identity—concepts commonly used to account for the behaviors of Asian Americans and other minorities—A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans examines the effects of modern psychology’s epistemological and ontological premises on its investigative methods and concepts. Author Laura Uba

Overview

Focusing on race, culture, acculturation, ethnicity, and ethnic identity—concepts commonly used to account for the behaviors of Asian Americans and other minorities—A Postmodern Psychology of Asian Americans examines the effects of modern psychology’s epistemological and ontological premises on its investigative methods and concepts. Author Laura Uba looks at the social creation of psychological facts, including portrayals of ethnic and racial groups, and demonstrates, especially in ways pertinent to the study of minorities, that modern psychology needs to reconsider its ways of thinking about study samples, investigative methods, facts, and concepts used to describe and explain behaviors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791452967
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Series:
SUNY series, Alternatives in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsvi
Prefacevii
Chapter 1Modernist Epistemology1
Chapter 2Postmodernism23
Chapter 3Privileged Methodological Texts and Narratives49
Chapter 4Constructions of Race and Culture73
Chapter 5Acculturation and Assimilation95
Chapter 6Ethnicity and Identity113
Chapter 7Conclusion137
Appendix ATraditional Types of Psychological Studies151
Appendix BDeconstructing in the Classroom155
Notes157
References169
Name Index191
Subject Index197

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