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Identity and the Second Generation
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Most recently, Americans have become familiar with the term "second generation" as it's applied to children of immigrants who now find themselves citizens of a nation built on the notion of assimilation. This common, worldwide experience is the topic of study in Identity and the Second Generation. These children test and explore the definition of citizenship and their cultural identity through the outlets provided by the Internet, social media, and local community support groups. All these factors complicate the ideas of boundaries and borders, of citizenship, and even of home. Indeed, the second generation is a global community and endeavors to make itself a home regardless of state or citizenship.

This book explores the social worlds of the children of immigrants. Based on rich ethnographic research, the contributors illustrate how these young people, the so-called second generation, construct and negotiate their lives. Ultimately, the driving question is profoundly important on a universal level: How do these young people construct an identity and a sense of belonging for themselves, and how do they deal with processes of inclusion and exclusion?

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Faith G. Nibbs, Caroline B. Brettell
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. History and the Second Generation: Differences between Prewar and Postwar Japanese American Nisei
  2. Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda
  3. pp. 17-46
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  1. 2. Confronting Identities and Educating for Leadership among Asian Youth
  2. Caroline B. Brettell
  3. pp. 47-64
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  1. 3. "My friends make me who I am": The Social Spaces of Friendship among Second-Generation Youth
  2. Lisa Haayen
  3. pp. 65-86
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  1. 4. "Too white and didn't belong": The Intra-ethnic Consequences of Second-Generation Digital Diasporas
  2. Faith G. Nibbs
  3. pp. 87-103
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  1. 5. Political Spaces: The Ambivalent Experiences of Italian Second-Generation Associations
  2. Bruno Riccio
  3. pp. 104-122
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  1. 6. Living in Transnational Spaces: Azorean Portuguese Descendants in Quebec
  2. Josiane Le Gall, Ana Gherghel
  3. pp. 123-148
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  1. 7. Religious Spaces: "Boat People" Legacies and the Vietnamese American 1.5 and Second Generation
  2. Linda Ho Peché
  3. pp. 149-171
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  1. 8. Health Spaces: Representations of French Immigrant Youth in Mental Health Care
  2. Stéphanie Larchanché
  3. pp. 172-190
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  1. 9. Legal Spaces: Failed Asylum-Seeking Children in the Irish Homeland
  2. Erin Moran
  3. pp. 191-204
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  1. Afterword: Spaces of Identity: Rejecting the Hegemony of Assimilation
  2. Louise Lamphere
  3. pp. 205-218
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 219-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-230
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