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Learning to belong in the world : an ethnography of Asian American girls

Author: Tomoko Tokunaga
Publisher: Singapore : Springer, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a complex and intricate portrayal of Asian American high school girls - which has been an under-researched population - as cultural meditators, diasporic agents, and community builders who negotiate displacement and attachment in challenging worlds of the in-between. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, Tomoko Tokunaga presents a portrait of the girls' hardships, dilemmas, and dreams  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1020604074
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tomoko Tokunaga
ISBN: 9789811084805 9811084807 9811084785 9789811084782 9789811084799 9811084793 9789811341632 981134163X
OCLC Number: 1029093109
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 156 pages) : 5 illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: Focusing on the experiences of Asian American girls --
Chapter 2 Searching for Belonging in-between homelands --
Chapter 3 Creating Ibasho in-between school walls --
Chapter 4 Fostering Belonging and Identity at a community-based organization --
Chapter 5 Forming Identity and Girlhood through consumer culture --
Chapter 6 Constructing imagined homes in the deterritorialized world --
Chapter 7 Lessons and messages from borderland dwellers --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Tomoko Tokunaga.

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