Contemporary Asian American Experience Beyond the Model Minority

ISBN-10: 013185061X

ISBN-13: 9780131850613

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Timothy P. Fong
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Description: This book examines the contemporary history, culture, and social relationships that form the fundamental issues confronted by Asians in America today. Comprehensive, yet concise, it focuses on abroadrange of issues, and features a unique comparative approach that analyzes how race, class, and gender intersect throughout the contemporary Asian American experience.Chapter topics cover the history of Asians in America; emerging communities, changing realities; Asian Americans and educational opportunity; workplace issues; anti-Asian violence; Asian Americans and the media; Asian American families and identities; and political empowerment.For anyone interested in an understanding and awareness beyond the simplistic stereotype of the ldquo;model minorityrdquo; through the exposure to important concerns of Asian American groups and communities.

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Book details

List price: $116.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Changing Asian America
Visibility and Invisibility
Who Are Asian Americans?
Organization of the Book
Perspective of the Book
Comments on the Third Edition
Notes
The History of Asians in America
Visibility and Invisibility
A Brief History of Asians in America
Immigration
Anti-Asian Laws and Sentiment
World War II and the Cold War Era
Post-1965 Asian Immigrants and Refugees
The 1965 Immigration Reform Act
Global Economic Restructuring
The Vietnam War and Southeast Asian Refugees
Conclusion
Notes
Emerging Communities, Changing Realities
Visibility and Invisibility
Settlement Patterns
Nativity and Geographic Distribution
New Communities
Asian American Self-Employment and Consumer Buying Power
Asian American Consumer Buying Power
Socioeconomic Profile
The Model Minority: Myth or Reality?
Beyond the Model Minority
Conclusion
Notes
The Right to Excel: Asian Americans and Educational Opportunity
Visibility and Invisibility
Why Asian Americans Do So Well in School
Nature/Genetics
Nurture/Culture
Relative Functionalism
Educational Issues Facing Asian Americans
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Parental Pressure and Stress
Racial Tensions and Violence in Schools
Backlash in Higher Education
Alleged Quotas in Higher Education
Problems with Subjectivity
The Admissions Controversy Continues
Broad Enrollment Trends in Higher Education
Conclusion
Notes
Workplace Issues: Beyond Glass Ceilings
Visibility and Invisibility
Glass Ceiling
Science, Engineering, and High Technology
Federal Government Employment
Asian Americans Fighting Back
Three Celebrated Court Cases
Language Rights
Accent Discrimination
"English-Only" Rules
Asian American Working Class and Labor Movement
Community-Based Labor Organization
Conclusion
Notes
Anti-Asian Violence: Breaking the Silence
Visibility and Invisibility
Anti-Asian Hate Incidents
Verbal Assaults
Physical Violence
Contributing Factors to Anti-Asian Violence
Anti-Immigrant and Perpetual Foreigner Sentiment
Economic Competition
Move-in Violence
Poor Police-Community Relations
Asian American and African American Relations
History of Korean-Black Tensions
The Aftermath
Conclusion
Notes
Charlie Chan no More: Asian Americans and the Media
Visibility and Invisibility
History of Asian Americans in Motion Pictures
From "Rising Sun" and "Pearl Harbor" to "Better Luck Tomorrow" and "Harold and Kumar"
Asian Americans on Television
Television Highlights and Lowlights for Asian Americans
Asian Americans in the Theater
Asian Americans in Sports
Theories on Asian Americans and Sports
Conclusion
Notes
More Than "Family Values": Asian American Families and Identities
Visibility and Invisibility
Asian American Families
Domestic Violence
New Generations and Identity Formations of Asian Americans
Asian American Identity Formation
Additional Factors for Identity Formation
New Asian American Families and Identities
Interracial Marriage
Why Do Asian Americans Interracially Marry?
Biracial and Multiracial Asian Americans
Amerasians
Gay and Lesbian Asian Americans
Korean Adoptees in the United States
Conclusion
Notes
The Final Frontier: Asian American Political Empowerment
Visibility and Invisibility
History of Asian American Political Activism
Asian American Political Empowerment, 1970s-Present
Asian Americans in Electoral Politics
Who Votes, Who Does Not, and Why
New Findings: The 2004 Presidential Election
Increasing Political Clout
Bilingual Ballots
Political Redistricting
Encouraging Prospective Candidates
Conclusion
Notes
Conclusion: Coming Full Circle
Visibility and Invisibility
Beyond the Model Minority
New Directions in Asian American Studies
The Next Steps
Speak Out, Act Up
Embrace Diversity and Change
Work Together and with Others
Think Globally, Act Locally
New Thinking and Teaching
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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