Second Generation / Edition 1

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In a series of essays based on orginal ethnographic research, Pyong Gap Min and his contributors provide comprehensive coverage of identity issues for second generation ethnic Asians. Among the immigrant groups examined are Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Indian, and Vietnamese descent. From a structural perspective, and challenging the assimilationist model in a strongly racialized American society, the authors investigate many of the key issues facing contemporary ethnic Asians: culture and language retention, ethnic attachment, transnational ties, pan-Asian coalitions and friendships, social and geographic mobility, racial domination and racial awareness, life cycle changes, immigrant women's sexuality and gender traditionalism, deviant behavior, and educational and occupational achievement. This book will be a valuable resource in courses on Asian American society, ethnicity and culture, ethnographic studies, and sociology of race and ethnic minorities.

Author Biography: Pyong Gap Min teaches in the Department of Sociology, Queens College, New York.

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Eight contributions from Min (sociology, Queens College, NY) and other Asian-American academics discuss identity issues for second generation ethnic Asians from Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Indian, and Vietnamese descent. These empirical studies examine such topics as Filipino American youth gangs in Los Angeles, ethnic and racial identities of Asian Americans in college, and ethnic attachment among third- and fourth- generation Chinese and Japanese Americans. Seven of the essays were previously published in various journals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Richard Alba
This is an essential volume on the bookshelf of anyone interested in contemporary immigration. The Asian-American scholars assembled in The Second Generation speak to the subtle interplay between the racial categorizations of the larger society and the identity choices of minority individuals, which will ultimately determine how today’s Asian immigrant groups fit into the U.S.
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Meet the Author

Pyong Gap Min teaches in the Department of Sociology, Queens College, New York.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Multiple Identities of Second-Generation Filipinos: The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Class Chapter 3 Formation of Ethnic Identity among Second-Generation Vietnamese Americans Chapter 4 Engendering Ethnicity in Indian Immigrant Families in the United States: Disciplining Desire in Making Home Chapter 5 Ethnic Attachment among Second-Generation Korean Americans Chapter 6 Filipino American Youth Gangs, Party Culture, and Ethnic Identity in Los Angeles Chapter 7 Formation of Ethnic and Racial Identities: Narratives by Asian-American Professionals Chapter 8 College and Notions of Asian American: Second-Generation Chinese and Korean Americans Chapter 9 Clues from the Asian Ethnic Experience: Second Generation Asian American Identity

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