Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

This book had its beginnings as a panel on the second-generation children of immigrants at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. We want to thank the many contributors, some of whom participated in the original panel and others who later volunteered chapters for the volume as it developed. All the authors brought their academic expertise and ethnographic...

Introduction

Faith G. Nibbs, Caroline B. Brettell

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pp. 1-16

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1. History and the Second Generation: Differences between Prewar and Postwar Japanese American Nisei

Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda

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pp. 17-46

For quite some time, the leaders of the Japanese American community have been concerned about the steady decline in participation among youth in Japanese American organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League and various Japanese American historical societies.1 This is especially a concern with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego. Started by a group of elderly...

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2. Confronting Identities and Educating for Leadership among Asian Youth

Caroline B. Brettell

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pp. 47-64

Some of the most important questions in recent research on the immigrant second generation explore the conflicts between parents and children that erupt when two sets of values confront one another; the implications of the varying legal statuses of parents and their offspring within the immigrant family; and the role of schools, labor markets, citizenship regimes, and racial and class hierarchies in shaping...

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3. "My friends make me who I am": The Social Spaces of Friendship among Second-Generation Youth

Lisa Haayen

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pp. 65-86

While there is a significant and growing amount of literature about the second generation, little if any attention is paid to the role of friendship in these youths’ lives. In this chapter, I delve into this understudied social relationship, exploring the ways that second-generation youth draw on their friendship networks to produce and perform aspects of their personal identities.
British sociologist Graham Allan argues that friendship is not independent...

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4. "Too white and didn't belong": The Intra-ethnic Consequences of Second-Generation Digital Diasporas

Faith G. Nibbs

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pp. 87-103

How second-generation children of immigrants develop a sense of themselves as part of an ethnic group is a question that has been explored for over half a century in the United States (Zhou 1997; Portes and Rumbaut 2001; Rumbaut and Portes 2001; Alba and Waters 2011), and more recently in Germany (Kecskes 2000; Heckmann, Lederer, and Worbs 2001; Haug 2002; Worbs 2003; Riphahn 2003; Kristen, Cornelia, and Granato 2007)...

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5. Political Spaces: The Ambivalent Experiences of Italian Second-Generation Associations

Bruno Riccio

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pp. 104-122

If in the 1980s Italians began to realize that Italy was no longer a country of emigrants, but had become a place that itself attracted immigrants from other parts of the world (King and Andall 1999; Grillo and Pratt 2002; Colombo and Sciortino 2002), they now need to understand that it has become home to second-generation children of the first-wave migrants...

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6. Living in Transnational Spaces: Azorean Portuguese Descendants in Quebec

Josiane Le Gall, Ana Gherghel

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pp. 123-148

Monica’s parents immigrated to Canada as children in the 1960s with their own parents. Most of her kin are also migrants settled in Canada—the provinces of Quebec and Ontario—and the United States. Only one of her grandmother’s sisters, her son, and the grandchildren remained in the Azores. Her parents have always lived in a Portuguese neighborhood in Montreal and participated in community activities...

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7. Religious Spaces: "Boat People" Legacies and the Vietnamese American 1.5 and Second Generation

Linda Ho Peché

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pp. 149-171

This chapter explores the multiple ways in which a repurposed former refugee camp in Galang, Indonesia, has come to function as a meaningful and instructive religious space for different generations of diasporic Vietnamese. Through the narrated experiences of a select number of participants of an international group tour, I reveal how families fulfilled burial rites for relatives that perished at the camps...

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8. Health Spaces: Representations of French Immigrant Youth in Mental Health Care

Stéphanie Larchanché

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pp. 172-190

In this chapter I explore the representations of so-called children of immigrants as they are articulated through the language of school referrals to “specialized” mental health care centers in Paris (Sargent and Larchanché 2009). My contribution thus draws attention to how schools and health institutions both act as sites that define the terms of cultural belonging. While it does not address how children of immigrants...

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9. Legal Spaces: Failed Asylum-Seeking Children in the Irish Homeland

Erin Moran

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pp. 191-204

In March 2005, nineteen-year-old Olunkunle Eluhanla was deported from Ireland back to his home county of Nigeria. Labeled a “Failed Asylum Seeker,” Eluhanla was returned on the grounds that he did not qualify for asylum in Ireland just months shy of earning his high school diploma. While Eluhanla was awaiting a decision in his asylum case, which took about three years, he remained in the custody...

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Afterword: Spaces of Identity: Rejecting the Hegemony of Assimilation

Louise Lamphere

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pp. 205-218

These nine chapters give us new insights into the ways young 1.5- and second-generation immigrants are forging identities that preserve and rework cultural meanings from their parents’ homelands yet simultaneously incorporate the values and behaviors of the nations to which their parents immigrated. As the editors of this volume (Faith Nibbs and Caroline Brettell) point out, the earlier literature...

Contributors

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pp. 219-222

Index

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pp. 223-230