Titel: Mobilizing an Asian American Community
Autor/en: Linda Vo
TEMPLE UNIV PR
Juni 2004 - kartoniert - 288 Seiten
Focusing on San Diego in the post-Civil Rights era, this book examines the ways Asian Americans drew together despite many differences within the group to construct a community that supports a variety of social, economic, political, and cultural organizations.
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Paths of Resistance and Accommodation for Asian Americans 2. Asian Immigration and Settlement in San Diego 3. The Politics of Social Services for a "Model Minority": The Union of Pan Asian Communities 4. Cultural Images and the Media: Racialization and Oppositional Practices 5. Economic Positioning: Resources, Opportunities, and Mobilization 6. "Where Do We Stand?" Politics, Representation, and Leadership 7. Mapping Asian America: In Search of "Our" History and "Our" Community 8. Ambiguities and Contradictions: Narratives of Identity and Community 9. Conclusion: Milestones and Crossroads for Asian Americans List of Interviewees Notes References Index
Linda Trinh Vo is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine; she is the co-editor with Rick Bonus of Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections and Divergences (Temple).
"Linda Trinh Vo's study presents rich experiences of mobilizing the Asian American community. It is noteworthy to indicate that the lessons learned from Asian American community and community organizing also can be of great value to community social work practitioners operating in today's multicultural society." The Journal of Community Practice "Mobilizing an Asian American Community is accessibly written, well-researched, and clearly argued. It ably explains how ethnic and racial identities are continually reconstructed, how they coexist and mutually inform each other, and how they impact the lives, experiences, and political actions of Asian Americans. It constitutes an original and valuable addition to the literature on Asian American identity formation." The Journal of American Ethnic History "timely and well-written...Vo's book shed important light on community mobilization on the basis of ethnicity in a diverse society. ...This thoughtful and insightful book is a useful addition to the limited literature on community mobilization among ethnic minorities in general and Asian Americans in particular." The Journal of Sociology and Social Work "This book will be indispensable reading for students of racial/ethnic mobilization, or Asian American and immigrant identities. Ethnic activists who seek to understand their own work will also find the book insightful." Mobilization "[Vo] has written an important book that explores the complicated processes of community organization and identity formation. Written in an accessible style, Vo's book makes important contributions to understanding the Asian American movement outside larger cities and to countering misconceptions of Asian Americans as apathetic and apolitical. Summing Up: Highly recommended." Choice "[The book] provides a fresh perspective of the Asian-American issues to the reader. Vo re-enforces the need of continuing changes in a community with new or different demands." Korean Quarterly "the book is positive, coherent, and strives mightily to be non-judgmental. Vo's book would prove especially valuable to the API Community's younger members" Asia "Linda Vo makes a timely and original contribution to the literature on Asian American activism and also to the sociology of social movements and mobilization. She provides a nuanced and fine-grained analysis of the mobilization of Asian Americans in San Diego during a crucial period of demographic change in the Asian American population." --Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley, and author of Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor "Linda Trinh Vo's study offers a powerful critique of simplistic notions of assimilation by demonstrating how race is understood and used as a basis for political mobilization among both immigrants and native-born Asian Americans. Rather than simply disappearing as economic and social status increase, Vo demonstrates how and why racial identities continue to have significance in their everyday lives." --Leland T. Saito, Associate Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California "Innovative, well written, and accessible...Vo meet[s] the challenges of Asian America in the twenty-first century, incorporating both the new theories and methodologies coming out of ethnic studies as well as the dynamic new characteristics of this now largely immigrant community, with its rapid growth in size and complex internal diversity." --Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University "Remarkable as research and explanation, Mobilizing an Asian American Community demystifies the exhilarating processes of intellectual labors and identity formations as they engage interactively shifting demographies, racializations, political economies, and representations. A singular achievement." --Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Common Ground: Reimagining American History