Caring Across Generations
The Linked Lives of Korean American Families
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: NYU Press
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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...capacities towards the development of Asian American studies on college campuses, as well as writing grants and researching health and social issues impacting the Korean immigrant community. Through a 2005 Community Grant Award...
Introduction: Caring across a Lifetime
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...settled in Los Angeles near other Korean immigrants. Both parents were college-educated. Joel’s father had worked in Korea as a mid-level manager, and his mother had been a homemaker. After immigration, however, the family’s life changed dramatically. His father...
1. Brokering Dreams
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...ran a number of small businesses until they retired in the early 2000s. Today, Lauren remembers the pressure to “do it all” in her childhood. In addition to taking art and music lessons, studying for good grades, and helping out in her parents’ business...
2. Giving Back
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...sounds like a familiar narrative. His parents owned a store and worked long hours until his mother developed serious health problems that required around the clock care when Patrick was in...
3. Caring about Culture
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...that Lauren’s generation (and beyond) will not only neglect their grandparents but himself and his wife after they pass. Lauren’s father’s sentiments echo concerns shared among many immigrants that their children born and/or raised in the United...
4. Gender at Work
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...Without her labor and attention to their extended families, he would not be able to devote the amount of time he does to his work. Albert attributes her willingness to take on this role...
5. In the Midst of Caring for Ill Parents
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...become his full-time care-giver, and suddenly, her parents, who had owned a string of small businesses over the years and had two children in college, had no savings and no income...
6. Linked Lives: Where Do We Go from Here?
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...the support they have provided in the face of structural constraints and both Korean and American cultural norms. The narratives of adult children of immigrants do not negate or minimize the lifelong work of their parents who came to a new...
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About the Authors
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...Grace J. Yoo is Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. She is the editor/co-editor of Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community...
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Publication Year: 2014