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Forever Foreigners or Honorary Whites? The Asian Ethnic Experience Today

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ISBN-10: 0813526248

ISBN-13: 9780813526249

Edition: 1999

Authors: Mia Tuan

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What does it mean to be an Asian-American in the United States today? Are Asian-Americans considered "honorary whites" or forever thought of as "foreigners?"Mia Tuan examines the salience and meaning of ethnicity for later generation Chinese- and Japanese-Americans, and asks how their concepts of ethnicity differ from that of white ethnic Americans. She interviewed 95 middle-class Chinese and Japanese Californians and analyzes the importance of ethnic identities and the concept of becoming a "real" American for both Asian and white ethnics. She asks her subjects about their early memories and experiences with Chinese/Japanese culture; current lifestyle and emerging cultural practices;…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Mia Tuan is Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon.

Tables and Figures
"The Ethnic Game"
Racialized Ethnics Compared to White Ethnics: Visiting the Theoretical Debates
Cars, Girls, and Baseball - but with an Asian Twist: Growing Up Asian Ethnic
"I knew that I was different": Childhood Neighborhood Influences
"Practicality always steps in": The Continuing Erosion of Cultured Traditions in Adulthood
"I'm an American with a Japanese look": Emerging Identities and Practices
Conclusion: The Racialized Ethnic Experience
Interview Questionnaire
Lists of Respondents