Learning To Belong In The World: An Ethnography Of Asian American Girls by Tomoko TokunagaLearning To Belong In The World: An Ethnography Of Asian American Girls by Tomoko Tokunaga

Learning To Belong In The World: An Ethnography Of Asian American Girls

byTomoko Tokunaga

Hardcover | March 27, 2018

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This book provides a complex and intricate portrayal of Asian American high school girls - which has been an under-researched population - as cultural meditators, diasporic agents, and community builders who negotiate displacement and attachment in challenging worlds of the in-between. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, Tomoko Tokunaga presents a portrait of the girls' hardships, dilemmas, and dreams while growing up in an interconnected world. This book contributes a new understanding of the roles of immigrant children and youth as agents of globalization and sophisticated border-crossers who have the power and agency to construct belonging and identity across multiple contexts, spaces, times, activities, and relationships. It has much to offer to the construction of educative communities and spaces where immigrant youth, specifically immigrant girls, can thrive.
Tomoko Tokunaga is a Project Assistant Professor at the International Center, Keio University in Tokyo. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (specialization in Socio-cultural Foundations of Education) as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.A. in Education from the ...
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Title:Learning To Belong In The World: An Ethnography Of Asian American GirlsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:156 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inPublished:March 27, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811084785

ISBN - 13:9789811084782

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Focusing on the experiences of Asian American girls.- Chapter 2 Searching for Belonging in-between homelands.- Chapter 3 CreatingIbashoin-between school walls.- Chapter 4 Fostering Belonging and Identity at a community-based organization.- Chapter 5 Forming Identity and Girlhood through consumer culture.- Chapter 6 Constructing imagined homes in the deterritorialized world.- Chapter 7 Lessons and messages from borderland dwellers.- Epilogue.