The Second Generation: Ethnic Identity among Asian Americans / Edition 1

The Second Generation: Ethnic Identity among Asian Americans / Edition 1

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The Second Generation: Ethnic Identity among Asian Americans / Edition 1

In a series of essays based on original ethnographic research, Pyong Gap Min and his contributors examine the unique identity issues for second generation ethnic Asians, from Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Indian, and Vietnamese descent. They describe how societal expectations and structural barriers have a powerful influence on the formation of ethnic identities in a strongly racialized American society. Key factors discussed are the importance of 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 the study of Asian American culture, race, ethnicity and American society.

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ISBN-13: 9780759101753
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: Critical Perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans Series , #9
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.89(d)

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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