ISBN-10:
1594515875
ISBN-13:
9781594515873
Pub. Date:
08/28/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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. FeaginRosalind S. Chou
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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: 610,422
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rosalind S. Chou, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University, is the author of Asian American Sexual Politics and coauthor with Joe Feagin of The Myth of the Model Minority.

Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which (Ghetto Revolts) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999–2000 president of the American Sociological Association. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action.

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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