ISBN-10:
0897893921
ISBN-13:
9780897893923
Pub. Date:
10/21/1996
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Braving a New World: Cambodian (Khmer) Refugees in an American City

Braving a New World: Cambodian (Khmer) Refugees in an American City

by Marycaro Hopkins

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Overview

This ethnography, based on a five-year field study, presents a holistic view of a nearly invisible ethnic minority in the urban Midwest, Cambodian refugees. Hopkins begins with a brief look at Cambodian history and the reign which led these farmers to flee their homeland, and then presents an intimate portrait of ordinary family life and also of Buddhist ceremonial life. The book details their struggles to adjust in the face of the many barriers presented by American urban life, such as poverty, dangerous neighborhoods, and unemployment, and also by the conflict between their particular needs and American institutions such as schools, health care, law, and even the agencies intended to help them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897893923
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/1996
Series: Contemporary Urban Studies Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)

About the Author

MARYCAROL HOPKINS is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Material Culture: Meeting Basic Needs

Patterns of Kinship

Patterns of Social Organization

Ideology

Agents of Culture Change: Individuals and Institutions

Cambodian Children in American Schools

Conclusion

References

Index

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