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Asian American Youth covers topics such as Asian immigration, acculturation, assimilation, intermarriage, socialization, sexuality, and ethnic identification. The distinguished contributors show how Asian American youth have created an identity and space for themselves historically and in contemporary multicultural America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415946681
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Lee is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Min Zhou is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Asian American Studies Interdepartment Degree Program and the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the award-winning author of several books, including Contemporary Asian America, Growing Up American and Chinatown.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : the making of culture, identity, and ethnicity among Asian American youth 1
2 Coming of age at the turn of the twenty-first century : a demographic profile of Asian American youth 33
3 Intermarriage and multiracial identification : the Asian American experience and implications for changing color lines 51
4 Rizal Day queen contests, Filipino nationalism, and femininity 67
5 Nisei daughters' courtship and romance in Los Angeles before World War II 83
6 Hell's a poppin' : Asian American women's youth consumer culture 101
7 Shifting ethnic identity and consciousness : U.-S.-born Chinese American youth in the 1930s and 1950s 113
8 Instant Karma : the commercialization of Asian Indian culture 131
9 Transnational cultural practices of Chinese immigrant youth and parachute kids 143
10 Reinventing the wheel : import car racing in Southern California 159
11 "No lattes here" : Asian American youth and the cyber cafe obsession 177
12 Filipinotown and the DJ scene : cultural expression and identity affirmation of Filipino American youth in Los Angeles 191
13 A shortcut to the American dream? Vietnamese youth gangs in Little Saigon 207
14 Lost in the fray : Cambodian American youth in Providence, Rhode Island 221
15 Made in the U.S.A. : second-generation Korean American campus evangelicals 235
16 Performing race, negotiating identity : Asian American professional actors in Hollywood 251
17 Searching for home : voices of gay Asian American youth in West Hollywood 269
18 Marriage dilemmas : partner choices and constraints for Korean Americans in New York City 285
19 A commentary on young Asian American activists from the 1960s to the present 299
20 Conclusion : reflections, thoughts, and directions for future research 313
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