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Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs

by Lisa Park
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804752486

ISBN-13: 9780804752480

Pub. Date: 08/22/2005

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Adding to the significant and growing body of work in immigration studies, Park (ethnic studies and urban studies and planning, U. of California, San Diego) describes the experiences and attitudes of Korean American and Chinese American children of entrepreneurial immigrants. She finds that many construct their identities and seek legitimacy in American culture by

Overview

Adding to the significant and growing body of work in immigration studies, Park (ethnic studies and urban studies and planning, U. of California, San Diego) describes the experiences and attitudes of Korean American and Chinese American children of entrepreneurial immigrants. She finds that many construct their identities and seek legitimacy in American culture by becoming the most conspicuous of consumers. Park examines a number of issues that apply, including the nature of adaptation, the attainment of full citizenship status, the primacy of consumption as an indicator of "Americanism" and of social relationships, and the ways in which second-generation Korean Americans and Chinese Americans perceive themselves in terms of their families, their communities, and their place in what often appears to be a society that thinks of itself as diverse but presents itself as homogeneous. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804752480
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2005
Series:
Asian America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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