Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism / Edition 1

Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism / Edition 1

by Rosalind S. Chou, Joe R. Feagin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515875

ISBN-13: 9781594515873

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With their apparent success in schools and careers, Asian Americans have long been viewed by white Americans as the "model minority." Yet few Americans realize the lives of many Asian Americans are constantly stressed by racism. This reality becomes clear from the voices of Asian Americans heard in this first in-depth book on the experiences of racism among Asian

Overview

With their apparent success in schools and careers, Asian Americans have long been viewed by white Americans as the "model minority." Yet few Americans realize the lives of many Asian Americans are constantly stressed by racism. This reality becomes clear from the voices of Asian Americans heard in this first in-depth book on the experiences of racism among Asian Americans from many different nations and social classes. Chou and Feagin assess racial stereotyping and discrimination from dozens of interviews across the country with Asian Americans in a variety of settings, from elementary schools to colleges, workplaces, and other public arenas. They explore the widely varied ways of daily coping that Asian Americans employ-some choosing to conform and others actively resisting. This book dispels notions that Asian Americans are universally "favored" by whites and have an easy time adapting to life in American society. The authors conclude with policy measures that can improve the lives not only of Asian Americans but also of other Americans of color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515873
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
398,966
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1 The Reality of Asian American Oppression 2 Everyday Racism: Anti-Asian Discrimination in Public Places 3 Everday Racism: Anti-Asian Discrimination in Schools and Workplaces 4 The Many Costs of Anti-Asian Discrimination 5 Struggle and Conformity: The White Racial Frame 6 Acts of Resistance 7 Reprise and Conclusions Notes Index About the Authors

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