Asian Americans Contemporary Trends and Issues

ISBN-10: 1412905567

ISBN-13: 9781412905565

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Pyong Gap Min
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Description: "Compared to many existing texts on this subject, which tend to take a rather historical approach, this book focuses on more contemporary Asian experiences. Thus, Min has provided a new tool for those of use who have looked for adequate material to teach current Asian American trends in advanced undergraduate courses in the sociology of race as well as in ethnic studies. Encompassing a variety of perspectives from prominent scholars makes this book a valuable device to examine the less visible aspects of Asian Americans lives. Students and educators alike would certainly benefit from diligent study of this text." Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population. While historical information is provided for each group, the main focus is on the variables and issues that impact Asian American life today. The scholars who author the chapters look at topics such as labor force participation and economic status, educational achievements, intermarriage, intergroup relations and settlement patterns. Photo essays help to enhance the presentations. Key Features: Covers the Asian American population as a whole as well as individual ethnic groups, i.e. Korean Americans, Indian Americans, etc. Covers theories as well as providing sociological data to illustrate issues for Asian Americans as a whole and as individual groups. Visual essays on the following topics provide powerful illustrations of the text content. Filipino Americans Japanese Americans Korean Americans Chinese Americans South Asian Americans Southeast Asian Americans Economic Adaptation Second Generation Experiences Updated to not only include information derived from 2000 Census data, but also has a focus on the second generation experience.

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Introduction
An Overview of Asian Americans
Major Issues Relating to Asian American Experiences
Chinese Americans
Japanese Americans
Filipino Americans
Asian Indian Americans
Korean Americans
Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian Americans
Future Prospects of Asian Americans
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