Asian American Youth / Edition 1

Asian American Youth / Edition 1

by Jennifer Lee, Min Zhou
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Taylor & Francis
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Asian American Youth / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9780415946681
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/02/2004
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: The Making of Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity among Asian American Youth1
Part IPopulation Dynamics and Diverse Contexts of Growing Up American
2Coming of Age at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century: A Demographic Profile of Asian American Youth33
3Intermarriage and Multiracial Identification: The Asian American Experience and Implications for Changing Color Lines51
Part IIHistorical Patterns of Cultural Practices among Asian American Youth
4Rizal Day Queen Contests, Filipino Nationalism, and Femininity67
5Nisei Daughters' Courtship and Romance in Los Angeles before World War II83
6Hell's a Poppin': Asian American Women's Youth Consumer Culture101
7Shifting Ethnic Identity and Consciousness: U.S.-Born Chinese American Youth in the 1930s and 1950s113
Part IIIEmerging Youth Cultural Forms and Practices
8Instant Karma: The Commercialization of Asian Indian Culture131
9Transnational Cultural Practices of Chinese Immigrant Youth and Parachute Kids143
10Reinventing the Wheel: Import Car Racing in Southern California159
11"No Lattes Here": Asian American Youth and the Cyber Cafe Obsession177
12Filipinotown and the DJ Scene: Cultural Expression and Identity Affirmation of Filipino American Youth in Los Angeles191
13A Shortcut to the American Dream? Vietnamese Youth Gangs in Little Saigon207
14Lost in the Fray: Cambodian American Youth in Providence, Rhode Island221
Part IVNegotiating and Affirming Identity, Space, and Choice
15Made in the U.S.A.: Second-Generation Korean American Campus Evangelicals235
16Performing Race, Negotiating Identity: Asian American Professional Actors in Hollywood251
17Searching for Home: Voices of Gay Asian American Youth in West Hollywood269
18Marriage Dilemmas: Partner Choices and Constraints for Korean Americans in New York City285
19A Commentary on Young Asian American Activists from the 1960s to the Present299
20Conclusion: Reflections, Thoughts, and Directions for Future Reseach313

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