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Korean American Dream Immigrants and Small Business in New York City

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ISBN-10: 0801483913

ISBN-13: 9780801483912

Edition: 1997

Authors: Kyeyoung Park

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Korean immigrants to the United States establish their own small businesses at a rate exceeding that of immigrants from any other nation, with more than one third of all Korean immigrant adults involved in small businesses. Kyeyoung Park examines this phenomenon in Queens, New York, tracing its historical bases and exploring the transformation of Korean cultural identity prompted by participation in an enterprise. Park documents the ways in which Korean immigrants use entrepreneurship to improve the quality of their lives, focusing on their concerns and anxieties, as well as their joys. The concept of "anjong" is crucial to the lives of first-generation Korean Americans in Queens, Park…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 7/10/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

[1] Introduction
[2] Korean Migration to America: Dependent Development and "American Fever"
[3] the Gravitation to Small Business
[4] Establishment and the Domestic Cycle
[5] the Rise of Sisters in Korean America: the Shift to Women- Centered Kin Organization
[6] Women's Changing Viewpoints: the Pursuit of Human Dignity
[7] Conceptions of Race and Ethnicity: Workplace Encounters
[8] Political Processes
[9] the Comforts of Christianity for Korean Immigrants: Religion and Reproduction of Small Business Acitivty
[10] Conclusion