Forever Foreigners or Honorary Whites?: The Asian Ethnic Experience Today by Mia TuanForever Foreigners or Honorary Whites?: The Asian Ethnic Experience Today by Mia Tuan

Forever Foreigners or Honorary Whites?: The Asian Ethnic Experience Today

byMia Tuan

Paperback | March 1, 1999

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What does it mean to be an Asian-American in the United States today? Are Asian-Americans considered "honorary whites" or forever thought of as "foreigners?"

Mia Tuan examines the salience and meaning of ethnicity for later generation Chinese- and Japanese-Americans, and asks how their concepts of ethnicity differ from that of white ethnic Americans. She interviewed 95 middle-class Chinese and Japanese Californians and analyzes the importance of ethnic identities and the concept of becoming a "real" American for both Asian and white ethnics. She asks her subjects about their early memories and experiences with Chinese/Japanese culture; current lifestyle and emerging cultural practices; experiences with racism and discrimination; and  attitudes toward current Asian immigration.

Mia Tuan is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oregon.
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Title:Forever Foreigners or Honorary Whites?: The Asian Ethnic Experience TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.71 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813526248

ISBN - 13:9780813526249

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