+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Hmong America : Reconstructing Community in Diaspora - Chia Youyee Vang

Hmong America

Reconstructing Community in Diaspora

Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful.

 

The first scholarly work to come from inside the Hmong community, Hmong America documents Chia Youyee Vang's own migration from Laos to Minnesota at age nine and the transformations she has witnessed in Hmong communities throughout the migration and settlement processes. Vang depicts Hmong experiences in Asia and examines aspects of community building in America to reveal how new Hmong identities have been formed and how they have challenged popular assumptions about race and ethnicity in multicultural America. With an approach that intermingles the archival research of a historian, the personal experiences of a refugee, and the participant-observer perspectives of a community insider, Vang constructs a nuanced and complex portrait of the more than 130,000 Hmong people who came to the United States as political refugees beginning in the mid-1970s. She offers critiques of previous representations of the Hmong community and provides the sociological underpinnings for a bold reassessment of Hmong history in the greater context of globalization. This new understanding redefines concepts of Hmong homogeneity and characterizes ordinary Hmong migrants not as passive victims but as dynamic actors who have exercised much power over their political and social destinies. While Vang focuses on the Hmong community in the Twin Cities, she also has conducted research in numerous Hmong enclaves in the United States and abroad. In addition to recounting historical events, she incorporates the voices of those who personally experienced and informed the development of ethnic and faith-based traditions, political mobilization around unequal treatment of Hmong Americans, and changing aesthetics and cultural politics regarding ethnic celebrations.

"Chia Youyee Vang is a skilled historian and is among the scholars with the most expertise on Hmong American communities. Using a path-breaking blend of archival and ethnographic evidence, she presents a unique interpretation of Hmong refugees and their descendants in the United States that cannot be found in any other existing work." Jeremy Hein, author of Ethnic Origins: The Adaptatation of Cambodian and Hmong Refugees in Four American Cities

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Chronology of Relevant Eventsp. xx
Introductionp. 1
Hmong History and Migration Prior to Americap. 17
A New Home in Americap. 44
Re-Creation of Social Structuresp. 68
Continuity and Reinvention of Traditionsp. 97
Political Activismp. 122
Conclusionp. 150
Notesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 193
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780252077593
ISBN-10: 0252077598
Series: Asian American Experience
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 6th December 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36