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Asian Americans
Contemporary Trends and Issues

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • Pyong Gap Min - Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA


July 2005 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"Compared to many existing texts on this subject, which tend to take a rather historical approach, this book focuses on more contemporary Asian experiences. Thus, Min has provided a new tool for those of use who have looked for adequate material to teach current Asian American trends in advanced undergraduate courses in the sociology of race as well as in ethnic studies. Encompassing a variety of perspectives from prominent scholars makes this book a valuable device to examine the less visible aspects of Asian Americans' lives. Students and educators alike would certainly benefit from diligent study of this text." --TEACHING SOCIOLOGY, reviewed October 2006 by Etsuko Maruoka, SUNY-Stony Brook

Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population. While historical information is provided for each group, the main focus is on the variables and issues that impact Asian American life today. The scholars who author the chapters look at topics such as labor force participation and economic status, educational achievements, intermarriage, intergroup relations, and settlement patterns. Photo essays help to enhance the presentations.

Key Features:

  • Covers the Asian American population as a whole as well as individual ethnic groups, i.e. Korean Americans, Indian Americans, etc.
  • Covers theories as well as providing sociological data to illustrate issues for Asian Americans as a whole and as individual groups.
  • Visual essays on the following topics provide powerful illustrations of the text content.
    • Filipino Americans
    • Japanese Americans  
    • Korean Americans
    • Chinese Americans
    • South Asian Americans  
    • Southeast Asian Americans  
    • Economic Adaptation Second Generation Experiences 
  • Updated to not only include information derived from 2000 Census data, but also has a focus on the second generation experience.


 
Acknowledgments
Pyong Gap Min
Introduction
Pyong Gap Min
Asian Immigration: History and Contemporary Trends
Pyong Gap Min
Settlement Patterns and Diversity
Arthur Sakamoto and Yu Xie
The Socioeconomic Attainments of Asian Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 1: Second Generation Asian Americans
Pyong Gap Min
Major Issues Related to Asian American Experiences
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 2: Chinese Americans
Morrison Wong
Chinese Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 3: Japanese Americans
Daisuke Akiba
Japanese Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 4: Filipino Americans
Carl L. Bankston III
Filipino Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 5: South Asian Americans
Nazli Kibria
South Asian Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 6: Korean Americans
Pyong Gap Min
Korean Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 7: Southeast Asian Americans
Ruben G. Rumbaut
Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian Americans
Steven J. Gold
Photo Essay 8: Economic Adaptation
Philip Q. Yang
Future Prospects of Asian Americans
 
Index
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors

"The major strength is that it adequately covers both the history and contemporary trends of Asian American groups. Another commendable point of this book is the strength of its contributors. This book is accessible to a wide range of audiences. Min and his contributors provide an excellent introduction to contemporary Asian American studies. Instructors looking for texts on sociological studies of Asian Americans would do well to consider Asian Americans."

Etsuko Maruoka
State University of New York, Buffalo

"Compared to many existing texts on this subject, which tend to take a rather historical approach, this book focuses on more contemporary Asian experiences. Thus, Min has provided a new tool for those of use who have looked for adequate material to teach current Asian American trends in advanced undergraduate courses in the sociology of race as well as in ethnic studies. Encompassing a variety of perspectives from prominent scholars makes this book a valuable device to examine the less visible aspects of Asian Americans’ lives. Students and educators alike would certainly benefit from diligent study of this text."

Etsuko Maruoka
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Key features
  1.   Covers the Asian American population as a whole as well as individual ethnic groups, i.e. Korean Americans, Indian Americans, etc.
    2. Covers theories as well as providing sociological date to illustrate issues for Asian Americans as a whole and as individual groups.
    3. Visual essays provide powerful illustrations of the text content.
  • Filipino Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  •  Korean Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • South Asian Americans
  •  Southeast Asian Americans
  •  Economic Adaptation
  • Second Generation Experiences


4. Updated to not only include information derived from 2000 Census data, but also has a focus on the second generation experience.

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