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Asian Americans : Experiences and Perspectives

ISBN: 9780137429660 | 0137429665
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 9/21/1999

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Authoritative, current, and accessible yet scholastically rigorous this anthology of personal stories, timely essays, social science readings, and informative educational resources provides a social, economic, and cultural overview of Asian Americans, relates the experiences of Asian Americans, and explores a variety of contemporary social issues deeply affecting Asian Americans. Designed to encourage readers to thinkcriticallyabout social issues facing Asian Americans, it implicitly advances a multi-cultural, comparative, interdisciplinary approach to viewing the Asian American experience, and exposes readers to major theoretical perspectives as well as the latest statistical data on Asian Americans.Offers a wide variety of content material from various political, social, and cultural viewpoints on major contemporary social issues facing Asian Americans all written by experts in their fields. Readings cover topic areas such as: Identity and Community in the Shaping of Asian Americans; Asian American History: An Overview; The Contemporary Demography and Socio-Economic Conditions of Asian Americans; Theories about Asian Americans and American Race and Ethnic Relations; Critical Perspectives of the Asian American Experience; Auto-Biographical Experiences of Asian American; Asian Pacific Communities Past and Present; Educational Issues; Employment and Occupation; Popular Culture, Imagery, and Stereotypes; Identity, Family, and Culture; Race, Gender, and Culture; Political Empowerment of Asian Americans; and Future Directions of Asian Americans Educational Resources.For anyone interested in the issues, history, and experiences of Asian Pacific Americans.

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