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Filipino Americans are the second largest group of Asian Americans as well as the second largest immigrant group in the United States. This collection reflects on their lives, which represent the diversity of the immigrant experience and their narrat… weiterlesen
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Titel: Filipino American Lives PB
Autor/en: Yen L. Espiritu

ISBN: 1566393175
EAN: 9781566393171
Sprache: Englisch.
TEMPLE UNIV PR

März 1995 - kartoniert - 232 Seiten

Beschreibung

Filipino Americans are the second largest group of Asian Americans as well as the second largest immigrant group in the United States. This collection reflects on their lives, which represent the diversity of the immigrant experience and their narratives are a way to understand ethnic identity and Filipino American history.

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Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Filipino Settlements in the United States 1. "We Have to Show the Americans that We Can Be as Good as Anybody" A. B. Santos and Juanita Santos 2. "I Was Used to the American Way of Life" Ruth Abad 3. "Sometimes, I Am Not Sure What It Means to Be an American" Connie Tirona 4. "My Dream Is to Be Able to Give Something Back to My Country and My People" Luz Latus 5. "My Experience Is Atypical" Paz Jensen 6. "I Sacrificed My Five-Year College Education to Become a Steward" Leo Sicat 7. "I Only Finished First Grade" Nemesia Cortez 8. "International Medical Graduates Are Tested Every Step of the Way" Edgar Gamboa 9. "PASACAT Became My Whole Life" Anamaria Labao Cabato 10. "I Knew that I Wanted to Be a Naval Officer" Daniel Gruta 11. "I Offended Many Filipinos Because I Was an FOB" Dario Villa 12. "I Could Not Cope with Life" Joey Laguda 13. "Everybody Seemed to Be Either White or Black, a Full Race" Lisa Graham Bibliography

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"...a useful means of understanding ethnic identity and Filipino American history." --The Diversity Factor "Filipino American Lives offers a collection of 13 life stories as told by the people who lived them... [F]rom these disparate backgrounds, a Filipino American identity emerges and Espiritu does an excellent job of letting the reader see its complexity." --Pacific Reader

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