Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype Listening to Asian American Youth

ISBN-10: 0807749737
ISBN-13: 9780807749739
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: This book set in motion much-needed interest in the model minority myth as a topic vital to understanding the educational achievement of Asian American youth. In this update to her groundbreaking work, Stacey Lee explores the continuing significance  More...

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List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 6/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This book set in motion much-needed interest in the model minority myth as a topic vital to understanding the educational achievement of Asian American youth. In this update to her groundbreaking work, Stacey Lee explores the continuing significance of the model minority stereotype in the wake of legislation that has dramatically altered the landscape of education. In an expanded introduction and conclusion, Lee looks at recent research to uncover the ways in which the larger structures of race and class play out in the lives of Asian American high school students. The text presents the experiences of these students in their own words, providing a uniquely authentic inside perspective on identity and interethnic relations in an American community. This second edition is essential reading for anyone interested in Asian American youth and their experience in U.S. schools

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Asian Americans: The Model Minority Stereotype and the Rhetoric of a Post-Racial America
Asian Americans in the Black and White Discourse on Race
The Model Minority Stereotype as a Hegemonic Device
Inside Asian America: The Hidden Diversity
The Site: Academic High School
Notes on Methods, Positionality, and Representation
A Note on the Politics of Identity Labels
Organization of the Book
What's in a Name? Asian American Identities at Academic High School
Korean-Identified Students
Asian-Identified Students
New Wavers: A Culture of Resistance
Asian American-Identified Students
"We Are All Asians": Asians, New Wavers, and Asian Americans
Academic Achievement Among Asian Americans
Explanations for Asian American Educational Achievement
Achievement Among Asian Americans at Academic High
Conclusions
Constructing Race Relations
Admissions
Creating Insiders and Outsiders
Teachers' Interpretation of Race as Ethnicity
Denying Racial Tensions
Student Voices on Race
White Students
African American Students
Asian American Students
Interracial Animosity, Coexistence, and Friendship
Reflecting Again on the Model Minority
Asian American Identities Revisited
Final Thoughts on Identity and Responses to Education
Issues of Race
Final Reflections on the Model Minority Stereotype
References
Index
About the Author

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