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Myth of the Model Minority Asian Americans Facing Racism

ISBN-10: 1594515875

ISBN-13: 9781594515873

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Rosalind S. Chou, Joe R. Feagin

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In this pathbreaking book sociologists Rosalind Chou and Joe Feagin examine, for the first time in depth, racial stereotyping and discrimination daily faced by Asian Americans long viewed by whites as the "model minority." Drawing on more than 40 field interviews across the country, they examine the everyday lives of Asian Americans in numerous different national origin groups. Their data contrast sharply with white-honed, especially media, depictions of racially untroubled Asian American success. Many hypocritical whites make sure that Asian Americans know their racially inferior "place" in U.S. society so that Asian people live lives constantly oppressed and stressed by white racism. The authors explore numerous instances of white-imposed discrimination faced by Asian Americans in a variety of settings, from elementary schools to college settings, to employment, to restaurants and other public accommodations. The responses of Asian Americans to the U.S. racial hierarchy and its rationalizing racist framing are traced-with some Asian Americans choosing to conform aggressively to whiteness and others choosing to resist actively the imposition of the U.S. brand of anti-Asian oppression. This book destroys any nave notion that Asian Americans are universally "favored" by whites and have an easy time adapting to life in this still racist society.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Rosalind S. Chou, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University, is the author of Asian American Sexual Politics and co-author with Joe Feagin of The Myth of the Model Minority.

Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which (Ghetto Revolts) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999-2000 president of the American Sociological Association. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Reality of Asian American Oppression
Everyday Racism: Anti-Asian Discrimination in Public Places
Everyday Racism: Anti-Asian Discrimination in Schools and Workplaces
The Many Costs of Anti-Asian Discrimination
Struggle and Conformity: The White Racial Frame
Acts of Resistance
Reprise and Conclusions
Notes
Index
About the Authors