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Kinkead, Gwen 1951-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 900 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F128.68.C47, 974.71
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Publications about Gwen Kinkead
Publications by Gwen Kinkead
Most widely held works by Gwen Kinkead
Chinatown : a portrait of a closed society by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Gwen Kinkead's fascinating book is an explanation of a mystery: Chinatown. In the first book in fifty years to break the code of silence about New York's Chinatown, Kinkead offers us an intimate portrait of an exciting community that is also one of the most insular and, until now, enigmatic in the world. New York City's Chinatown is the largest in the Western Hemisphere, a vibrant, chaotic little piece of China entirely segregated from the United States. Against all odds, Kinkead managed to get recent immigrants to Chinatown to speak to her--an astonishing feat for a low faan (a barbarian, white person) with a notepad. Her portraits of Chinatown's invisible people are intriguing. They work in its garment factories and restaurants, where child labor laws seem not to obtain; they do not speak English and have no desire or opportunity to learn the language; they rarely, if ever, venture outside Chinatown's boundaries and have no interest in the American world surrounding their enclave. Kinkead describes their family associations, the tongs, and the gangs they employ to extort and murder. She charts the growth of Chinese organized crime, now smuggling in half the heroin in the United States. She illuminates the Chinese work ethic, their attitude toward money, the extended-family obligations, their traditions of concubinage, the Chinese penchant for gambling, their newspapers--owned by Chinese in Asia who determine what is reported and how--the importance of food, Chinatown's millionaires, and more. A rich, eye-opening account of a little-known community, Chinatown is also a provocative reflection on assimilation and racism in this country
Edward W. Brooke, Republican senator from Massachusetts by Ralph Nader Congress Project( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Silvio O. Conte, Republicn representative from Massachusetts by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Chainataun by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Robert N. Giaimo, Democratic Representative from Connecticut by Ralph Nader Congress Project( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Louis C. Wyman, Republican Representative from New Hampshire by Ralph Nader Congress Project( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Genomics gets down to business by Gwen Kinkead( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
John T. Myers, Republican representative from Indiana by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
J. Edward Roush, Democratic representative from Indiana by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The very radical business of long life and eternal youth by Gwen Kinkead( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
J. Caleb Boggs, Republican senator from Delaware by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Robert C. McEwen, Republican representative from New York by Gwen Kinkead( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
キンキード, グウェン
Languages
English (19)
Japanese (2)
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