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Emerging Voices
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While a growing number of popular and scholarly works focus on Asian Americans, most are devoted to the experiences of larger groups such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian Americans. As the field grows, there is a pressing need to understand the smaller and more recent immigrant communities. Emerging Voices fills this gap with its unique and compelling discussion of underrepresented groups, including Burmese, Indonesian, Mong, Hmong, Nepalese, Romani, Tibetan, and Thai Americans. Unlike the earlier and larger groups of Asian immigrants to America, many of whom made the choice to emigrate to seek better economic opportunities, many of the groups discussed in this volume fled war or political persecution in their homeland. Forced to make drastic transitions in America with little physical or psychological preparation, questions of "why am I here," "who am I," and "why am I discriminated against," remain at the heart of their post-emigration experiences. Bringing together eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines, this collection considers a wide range of themes, including assimilation and adaptation, immigration patterns, community, education, ethnicity, economics, family, gender, marriage, religion, sexuality, and work.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction: Emerging Voices of Underrepresented Asian Americans
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. Part I: Emerging Consciousness: Emigration and Ethnic Identity
  2. p. 15
  1. Chapter 2: From Laos to America: The Hmong Community in the United States
  2. pp. 17-33
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  1. Chapter 3: Cultural Transition and Adjustment: The Experiences of the Mong in the United States
  2. pp. 34-51
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  1. Chapter 4: The Role of Ethnic Leaders in the Refugee Community: A Case Study of the Lowland Lao in the American Midwest
  2. pp. 52-70
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  1. Chapter 5: “Displaced People” Adjusting to New Cultural Vocabulary: Tibetan Immigrants in North America
  2. pp. 71-89
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  1. Chapter 6: Unity and Diversity among Indonesian Migrants to the United States
  2. pp. 90-108
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  1. Chapter 7: Dynamics, Intricacy, and Multiplicity of Romani Identity in the United States
  2. pp. 109-125
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  1. Chapter 8: Community Identity of Kashmiri Hindus in the United States
  2. pp. 126-142
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  1. Part II: Emerging Contributions: Gender, Work, Religion, and Education
  2. p. 143
  1. Chapter 9: Thai Americans: Performing Gender
  2. pp. 145-159
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  1. Chapter 10: The Gender of Practice: Some Findings among Thai Buddhist Women in Northern California
  2. pp. 160-182
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  1. Chapter 11: Women of the Temple: Burmese Immigrants, Gender, and Buddhism in a U.S. Frame
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. Chapter 12: The Function of Ethnicity in the Adaptation of Burmese Religious Practices
  2. pp. 199-217
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  1. Chapter 13: Parent-Child Conflict within the Mong Family
  2. pp. 218-235
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  1. Chapter 14: Hmong American Contemporary Experience
  2. pp. 236-253
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 255-257
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-265
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