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by Uma Segal

Although stereotypically portrayed as academic and economic achievers, Asian Americans often live in poverty, underserved by human services, undercompensated in the workforce, and subject to discrimination. Although often perceived as a single, homogenous group, there are significant differences between Asian American cultures that affect their experience. Segal, an Asian American immigrant herself, analyzes Asian immigration to the U.S., including immigrants' reasons for leaving their countries, their attraction to the U.S., the issues they face in contemporary U.S. society, and the history of public attitudes and policy toward them. Segal observes that the profile of the Asian American is shaped not only by the immigrants and their descendents but by the nation's response to their presence.
Download A Framework for Immigration epub
ISBN: 0231120826
ISBN13: 978-0231120821
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Uma Segal
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 15, 2002)
Pages: 480 pages
ePUB size: 1926 kb
FB2 size: 1545 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 812
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This is a very comprehensive text dealing with a broad range of theoretical and methodological issues in the area of discourse analysis. It provides an overview and history of the area and detailed case studies. Excellent text overall.
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It fell short of my expectations
I am a professor at the University of Indiana, and I have been looking for a textbook about Asian Americans and their life in the United States. There are books about Blacks, Latinos, basically every other minority group, except Asians. Segal is a Pioneer in this sense, and the book sets a standard that will be hard to match. Segal, an immigrant herself, shines light on the Asian communities individually, rather than clumping all Asians together, as previous authors have done. So far, this book has only received positive feedback from my class. It is much better and much more organized than the previous material I had (photocopies of varies sources). All my students, some of which are Asian, have embraced this book. I highly recommend this book, for "it goes where no other book has gone before."