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Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans

Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans (Paperback)

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While a growing number of popular and scholarly works focus on Asian Americans, most are devoted to the experiences of larger groups such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian Americans. As the field grows, there is a pressing need to understand the smaller and more recent immigrant communities. ""Emerging Voices"" fills this gap with its unique and compelling discussion of underrepresented groups, including Burmese, Indonesian, Mong, Hmong, Nepalese, Romani, Tibetan, and Thai Americans.Unlike the earlier and larger groups of Asian immigrants to America, many of whom made the choice to emigrate to seek better economic opportunities, many of the groups discussed in this volume fled war or political persecution in their homeland. Forced to make drastic transitions in America with little physical or psychological preparation, questions of ""why am I here,"" ""who am I,"" and ""why am I discriminated against,"" remain at the heart of their post-emigration experiences.Bringing together eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines, this collection considers a wide range of themes, including assimilation and adaptation, immigration patterns, community, education, ethnicity, economics, family, gender, marriage, religion, sexuality, and work.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studies Publisher: Rutgers University Press Publication Date: 30/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780813543420  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Huping Ling is a professor of history at Truman State University and the author of Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community.

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