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Moving from Complaints to Action: Oppositional Consciousness and Collective Action in a Political Community
This article analyzes the process of youth political activism and development by drawing on ethnographic research on Asian and Pacific Islander youth activists. Young people revealed that collectiveExpand
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Youth of color organizing for juvenile justice
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Deporting Cambodian Refugees: Youth Activism, State Reform, and Imperial Statecraft
This article interrogates the shortfalls of neoliberal democracy and its political practices for citizen (and noncitizen) subjects in the United States by drawing on ethnographic research of aExpand
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Racial segregation and the limits of international undergraduate student diversity
Abstract This study challenges the assertion that the influx of Asian international undergraduate students in universities across the United States creates richer educational and social environments.Expand
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Uncivil Youth: Race, Activism, and Affirmative Governmentality
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Civilizing Youth against Delinquency 27 2. Youth Organizing and the Nonprofitization of Activism 45 3. Organizing against Youth Criminalization 73 4. ConfrontingExpand
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Autoexoticizing: Asian American Youth and the Import Car Scene
Drawing on ethnographic research of an import car crew, this article examines the origins of the import scene as an Asian American phenomenon. Young Asian American males and females use the uniqueExpand
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The politics of global youth participation
ABSTRACT This article critically examines increased opportunities for youth participation in global political affairs created by the United Nations and its member states in the 2010s. Drawing onExpand
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The Comforts and Discomforts of Race.
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The Politics and Institutionalization of Panethnic Identity
This article analyzes an underexamined aspect in Asian American studies: the depoliticization and nonprofitization of “Asian American” as a racial category since the civil rights era. It examines theExpand
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