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Diversity in diaspora : Hmong Americans in the twenty-first century

Author: Mark Edward Pfeifer; Monica Chiu; Kou Yang
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Secret War in Laos, which was part of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, ended in 1975. The end of this war forced an estimated one-half of the Hmong of Laos to become refugees abroad, and the majority of these refugees were resettled in the United States.
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Diversity in diaspora
(OCoLC)1014183617
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Edward Pfeifer; Monica Chiu; Kou Yang
ISBN: 9780824835972 0824835972
OCLC Number: 798263911
Description: xviii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Hmong social and political adaptation in the United States. The American experience of the Hmong: a historical review / Kou Yang --
Hmong Americans: a demographic portrait / Mark Edward Pfeifer --
An analysis of poverty in Hmong American communities / Yang Sao Xiong --
Civic values and political engagement in two Hmong American communities / Carolyn Wong --
Electoral participation in the Hmong American community: an initial analysis / Stephen Doherty --
pt. II. Intersections of Hmong identity with gender and age. Great expectations: the struggles of Hmong American high school boys / Bic Ngo and Pa Nhia Lor --
Women in the Hmong diaspora / Dia Cha --
Hmong Americans: the conceptualization and experience of aging in the United States / Linda A. Gerdner --
pt. III. Hmong arts and literature. The double diaspora: China and Laos in the folklore of Hmong American refugees / Jeremy Hein --
"Reharmonizing" the generations: rap, poetry, and Hmong oral tradition / Nicholas Poss --
Haunting and inhabitation in Yang's Latehomecomer: a Hmong family memoir / Monica Chiu --
Hmong American studies: a bibliographic essay / Mark Edward Pfeifer.
Other Titles: Hmong Americans in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: edited by Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang.

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This anthology presents the spectrum of contemporary social science research on Hmong Americans and their communities. It proposes to address the following questions: What is the state of  Read more...

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