The Resource Asian American panethnicity : bridging institutions and identities, Yen Le Espiritu

Asian American panethnicity : bridging institutions and identities, Yen Le Espiritu

Label
Asian American panethnicity : bridging institutions and identities
Title
Asian American panethnicity
Title remainder
bridging institutions and identities
Statement of responsibility
Yen Le Espiritu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With different histories, cultures, languages, and separate identities, most Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese origin are lumped together and viewed by other Americans simply as Asian Americans. Since the mid-1960s however, these different Asian American groups have come together to promote and protect both their individual and their united interests. The first book to examine this particular subject, Asian American Panethnicity is a highly detailed case study of how, and with what success, diverse national-origin groups can come together as a new, enlarged panethnic group. Yen Le Espiritu believes tensions exist within the Asian community and between the Asian community and outsiders and she seeks to explain both. She discusses how Asian American panethnicity was able to develop only after the myriad groups of immigrants had children who were born in the United States. No longer separated by old world political conflicts, languages, and customs, these younger Asian Americans could see the political necessity and social advantages of uniting and speaking with one voice. However, the influx of the post-1965 Asian immigrants and refugees has exacerbated intergroup divisions, making it difficult to unite. The author, a Vietnamese American married to a Filipino American, explores the construction of large-scale affiliations, in which previously unrelated groups submerge their differences and assume a common identity. Making use of extensive interviews and statistical data, she examines how Asian panethnicity protects the rights and interests of all Asian American groups, including those, like the Vietnamese and Cambodians, who are less powerful and prominent than the Chinese and Japanese. By citing specific examples--educational discrimination, legal redress, anti-Asian violence, the development of Asian American Studies programs, social services, and affirmative action--the author demonstrates how Asian Americans came to understand that only by cooperating with each other would they succeed in fighting the racism they all faced
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Espiritu, Yen Le
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.O6
LC item number
E87 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian American history and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Asiático americanos
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Nationale Minderheit
  • Politische Mobilisierung
  • Einwanderer
  • Asiaten
  • USA
Label
Asian American panethnicity : bridging institutions and identities, Yen Le Espiritu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethnicity and panethnicity -- Coming together: the Asian American movement -- Electoral politics -- The politics of social service funding -- Census classification: the politics of ethnic enumeration 112 -- Reactive solidarity: anti-Asian violence -- Pan-Asian American ethnicity: retrospect and prospect
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781566390965
Lccn
91037374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24630735
  • (OCoLC)ocm24630735
Label
Asian American panethnicity : bridging institutions and identities, Yen Le Espiritu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethnicity and panethnicity -- Coming together: the Asian American movement -- Electoral politics -- The politics of social service funding -- Census classification: the politics of ethnic enumeration 112 -- Reactive solidarity: anti-Asian violence -- Pan-Asian American ethnicity: retrospect and prospect
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781566390965
Lccn
91037374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24630735
  • (OCoLC)ocm24630735

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