The Novel Use of ‘Asian’ as an Ethnic Category in the New Zealand Health Sector

@article{Rasanathan2006TheNU,
  title={The Novel Use of ‘Asian’ as an Ethnic Category in the New Zealand Health Sector},
  author={Kumanan Rasanathan and David Craig and Rod Perkins},
  journal={Ethnicity \& Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={211 - 227}
}
‘Asian’ is increasingly used as an ethnic category in the health sector in New Zealand but does not have a ‘natural’, fixed, uncontested meaning. Two differing constructions of ‘Asian’ are commonly used in New Zealand. One is racially based and includes only East and Southeast Asian peoples. It is commonly employed in popular discourse and by the media. The other construction includes peoples from East, South and Southeast Asia, but excludes peoples from the Middle East and Central Asia. This… Expand

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