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Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots
     

Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots

by Nancy Abelmann, John Lie
 

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ISBN-10: 0674077040

ISBN-13: 9780674077041

Pub. Date: 02/01/1995

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Blue Dreams shows how Korean Americans, variously depicted as immigrant seekers after the American dream or as racist merchants exploiting African Americans, emerged at the crossroads of conflicting social reflections in the aftermath of the 1992 riots.

The situation of Los Angeles's Korean Americans touches on some of the most vexing issues facing American

Overview

Blue Dreams shows how Korean Americans, variously depicted as immigrant seekers after the American dream or as racist merchants exploiting African Americans, emerged at the crossroads of conflicting social reflections in the aftermath of the 1992 riots.

The situation of Los Angeles's Korean Americans touches on some of the most vexing issues facing American society today: ethnic conflict, urban poverty, immigration, multiculturalism, and ideological polarization. Combining interviews and deft sociohistorical analysis, Blue Dreams gives these problems a human face and at the same time clarifies the historical, political, and economic factors that render them so complex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674077041
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Los Angeles Riots, the Korean American Story

Reckoning via the Riots

Diaspora Formation: Modernity and Mobility

Mapping the Korean Diaspora in Los Angeles

Korean American Entrepreneurship

American Ideologies on Trial

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

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