As the Leaves Turn Gold: Asian Americans and Experiences of Aging

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As the Leaves Turn Gold examines the challenges and opportunities around aging for Asian American women and men in the United States. The book looks at a range of Asian Americans—affluent and poor, third-generation natives and recent immigrants, political exiles and recent migrants, people who immigrated early in life and those who immigrated late in life—and features interview excerpts that bring these issues to life.

The book shows how the life courses of individuals, ...

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Overview

As the Leaves Turn Gold examines the challenges and opportunities around aging for Asian American women and men in the United States. The book looks at a range of Asian Americans—affluent and poor, third-generation natives and recent immigrants, political exiles and recent migrants, people who immigrated early in life and those who immigrated late in life—and features interview excerpts that bring these issues to life.

The book shows how the life courses of individuals, including discrimination they may have faced in earlier years, can shape their golden years. As they grow older, Asian Americans continue to struggle to fit into American society—this is true even of those who are highly educated, relatively affluent, and have lived and worked with non-Asian Americans for most of their lives. As the Leaves Turn Gold discusses not only the challenges older Asian Americans face, such as lack of adequate support services, but also local and transnational solutions. As the Leaves Turn Gold is an important examination of aging, immigration, and social inequality.

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Editorial Reviews

Nazli Kibria
As the Leaves Turn Gold offers a nuanced, fine-grained and engrossing analysis of Asian American experiences of aging. This is an important volume that provides many critical insights into the dynamics of aging, immigration, and social inequality.
Margaret Abraham
A very timely book! Drawing upon an intersectional analysis and cumulative disadvantage over the life course, the authors of this volume provide important sociological insights on the complexity of Asian American experiences of aging. Anchor stories, interviews and translated accounts combined with careful analysis lend to a nuanced and truly deep understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural factors that shape contemporary aging experience of Asian Americans.
Elora Halim Chowdhury
This path breaking research examines and documents the issues aging Asian Americans across cultures face in the contemporary globalizing context of U.S. society. It provides much needed analysis regarding shifting notions of 'family' and 'care' traversing multiple generations, and compels us to pay close attention to how elderly immigrant populations negotiate access and citizenship, and reconfigure kin and social networks. An outstanding contribution to the fields of Asian American, and American studies!
Anjana Narayan
This powerful and empirically rich study of aging in the Asian American context breaks new ground in a neglected domain of research. It's most valuable contribution is the integration of intersectional and transnational frameworks to provide a contextualized, historically grounded and comprehensive analysis of Asian American experiences of aging.
Khyati Joshi
Purkayastha and her coauthors turn much-needed attention to the United States' growing population of elderly Asian Americans. In this book, they give voice to the diversity of this group of people, exploring how ethnic background, class, gender, migration status, and other factors affect the experiences, perspectives and needs of its various members. In doing so, they shed light on stories that are both uniquely Asian and quintessentially American.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442209114
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Series: Diversity and Aging Series
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Bandana Purkayastha is professor of sociology and Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of several books, former deputy editor of Gender & Society, and president-elect of Sociologists for Women in Society. Shweta Majumdar Adur is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Connecticut. She holds a Masters in international development from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate certificate in Asian studies and a masters in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Miho Iwata is an advanced graduate student in sociology at the University of Connecticut with a graduate certificate in women’s studies. Ranita Ray is an advanced graduate student in sociology at the University of Connecticut.Trisha Tiamzon is earning her Ph.D. in sociology and a certificate in women’s studies at the University of Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Whose Lives? Whose Voices? Methodological Choices for Studying Asian Americans and Aging
Chapter 3: The Life Course Within and Beyond Families
Chapter 4: Care Work Within and Beyond Families
Chapter 5: Constructing New Lives
Chapter 6: Citizenship and Aging
Chapter 7: Conclusion

Notes
References
About the Authors

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