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Family Tightrope: The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans
In recent years the popular media have described Vietnamese Americans as representatives of the quintessentially American immigrant success story, attributing their accomplishments to the values theyExpand
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Becoming Asian American: Second-Generation Chinese and Korean American Identities
In Becoming Asian American, Nazli Kibria draws upon extensive interviews she conducted with second-generation Chinese and Korean Americans in Boston and Los Angeles who came of age during the 1980sExpand
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Race, Ethnic Options, and Ethnic Binds: Identity Negotiations of Second-Generation Chinese and Korean Americans
This article examines the dynamics of race and ethnic options for those racially labeled “Asian” in U.S. society. Drawing on sixty-four in-depth interviews with second-generation Chinese and KoreanExpand
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POWER, PATRIARCHY, AND GENDER CONFLICT IN THE VIETNAMESE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY
Based on an ethnographic study of women's social groups and networks in a community of Vietnamese immigrants recently settled in the United States, this article explores the effects of migration onExpand
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The ‘new Islam’ and Bangladeshi youth in Britain and the US
Abstract In this paper I look at the growth of revivalist Islam – the ‘new Islam’ – within Muslim migrant communities in Western societies. I do so through a comparative analysis of howExpand
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Muslims in Motion: Islam and National Identity in the Bangladeshi Diaspora
In Muslims in Motion, Nazli Kibria provides a comparative look at Bangladeshi Muslims in different global contexts-including Britain, the U.S., the Middle East, and Malaysia. Kibria examinesExpand
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The contested meanings of 'Asian American': racial dilemmas in the contemporary US
This article explores the contested meanings of the ‘Asian American’ concept in the US today. Since its emergence in the late 1960s, ‘Asian American’ has been defined by pan-Asian groups andExpand
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Household Structure and Family Ideologies: The Dynamics of Immigrant Economic Adaptation Among Vietnamese Refugees
Using materials from an ethnographic study of newly arrived Vietnamese refugees in Philadelphia, this article argues that household structure and family ideology play a critical role in the dynamicsExpand
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CULTURE, SOCIAL CLASS, AND INCOME CONTROL IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN GARMENT WORKERS IN BANGLADESH
This article looks at the income-related experiences of women workers in Bangladesh in the export garment industry, the first modern industry in the country to employ large numbers of women. TheExpand
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