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Emerging Voices Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans

ISBN-10: 0813543428
ISBN-13: 9780813543420
Edition: 2009
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Description: As the field of Asian American studies grows, there is a need to understand smaller and more recent immigrant communities. Emerging Voices presents a unique and compelling discussion of underrepresented groups, including Burmese, Indonesian, Mong,  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

As the field of Asian American studies grows, there is a need to understand smaller and more recent immigrant communities. Emerging Voices presents a unique and compelling discussion of underrepresented groups, including Burmese, Indonesian, Mong, Hmong, Nepalese, Romani, Tibetan, and Thai Americans.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Emerging Voices of Underrepresented Asian Americans
Emerging Consciousness: Emigration and Ethnic Identity
From Laos to America: The Hmong Community in the United States
Cultural Transition and Adjustment: The Experiences of the Mong in the United States
The Role of Ethnic Leaders in the Refugee Community: A Case Study of the Lowland Lao in the American Midwest
"Displaced People" Adjusting to New Cultural Vocabulary: Tibetan Immigrants in North America
Unity and Diversity among Indonesian Migrants to the United States
Dynamics, Intricacy, and Multiplicity of Romani Identity in the United States
Community Identity of Kashmiri Hindus in the United States
Emerging Contributions: Gender, Work, Religion, and Education
Thai Americans: Performing Gender
The Gender of Practice: Some Findings among Thai Buddhist Women in Northern California
Women of the Temple: Burmese Immigrants, Gender, and Buddhism in a U.S. Frame
The Function of Ethnicity in the Adaptation of Burmese Religious Practices
Parent-Child Conflict within the Mong Family
Hmong American Contemporary Experience
Notes on Contributors
Index

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