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Filipino Americans : Transformation and Identity - Maria P. P. Root

Filipino Americans

Transformation and Identity

By: Maria P. P. Root (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1997
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When Asian Americans are discussed in the media the reference is often to people of Chinese or Japanese descent. However, the largest Asian American ethnic group is Filipino, a group of which little is known or written despite its long-standing history with the United States.

This interdisciplinary analysis rectifies this dearth of information by addressing ethnic identity, the impact of different colonizations on ethnic identity, personal and family relationships, mental health, race, and racism. In addition, the sociopolitical context is examined in each chapter, making the volume useful as a foundational tool for hypothesis generation, empirical research, policy analysis and planning, and literature review.

Foreword
Introduction
The Tragic Sense of Filipino History
Demographic Changes Transforming the Filipino American Community
Macro/Micro Dimensions of Filipino Immigration to the United States
Colonialism's Legacy
The Inferiorizing of the Filipino
Coming Full Circle
Narratives of Decolonization among Post-1965 Filipino Americans
Contemporary Mixed-Heritage Filipino Americans
Fighting Colonized Identities
Filipino American Identity
Transcending the Crisis
Living in the Shadows
The Undocumented Immigrant Experience of Filipinos
Mail-Order Brides
An Emerging Community
Part of the Community
A Profile of Deaf Filipino Americans in Seattle
The Day the Dancers Stayed
On Filipino Cultural Nights
Pamantasan
Filipino American Higher Education
Images, Roles and Expectations of Filipino Americans by Filipino Americans
Homeland Memories and Media
Filipino Images and Imaginations in America
Deflowering the Sampaguita
Tomboy, Dyke, Lezzie and Bi
Filipina Lesbian and Bisexual Women Speak Out
At the Frontiers of Narrative
The Mapping of Filipino Gay Men's Lives in the United States
Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater
Situating Young Filipino Mothers and Fathers Beyond the Dominant Discourse on Adolescent Pregnancy
The Prevalence and Impact of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs on Filipino American Communities
The Family Tree
Dicovering Oneself
The Filipino American Young Turks of Seattle
A Unique Experience in the American Sociopolitical Mainstream
Filipino Americans and Ecology
New Challenges in the Global Future
Filipino Spirituality
An Immigrant's Perspective
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ISBN: 9780761905790
ISBN-10: 0761905790
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59