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Transnational Vietnamese: Language Practices, New Literacies, And Redefinition Of The “American Dream”, Nguyen Dao Oct 2018

Transnational Vietnamese: Language Practices, New Literacies, And Redefinition Of The “American Dream”, Nguyen Dao

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

The research focuses on the transnational literacy and language practices of a Vietnamese immigrant family in Midwestern United States. Drawing upon multiple bodies of contemporary research and conceptual frameworks, this investigation intends to go beyond transnational movements to indicate the complex nature of bi-literate, bilingual and bi-cultural development and the role of national and supranational ideologies, as well as to describe how the Vietnamese diaspora have mobilized their identities and in so doing, redefined the provoking term “the American Dream.”


The Linguistic Landscape Of A Cambodia Town In Lowell, Massachusetts, Virak Chan May 2018

The Linguistic Landscape Of A Cambodia Town In Lowell, Massachusetts, Virak Chan

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This research was conducted in a Cambodian community recently recognized as the second Cambodia Town in the U.S, which is new to the linguistic landscape research community. Data for this research were 279 photos collected in Lowell, MA during August of 2013. They were collected from two important main streets (Westford Street and Branch Street) that house many Cambodian businesses. The site for this data collection was purposefully selected because it is located in the heart of the Cambodia Town with many Cambodian businesses and offices. All the photos were entered into and coded with NVivo 10. Findings were ...


High Points, Low Points, Turning Points: Life Stories Of Cambodian American Youth, Allyssa Mccabe, Khanh Dinh Jan 2018

High Points, Low Points, Turning Points: Life Stories Of Cambodian American Youth, Allyssa Mccabe, Khanh Dinh

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Qualitative methods such as McAdam's Life Story Interview offer a rich means of exploring how culture affects an individual's development. Such a method has seldom been used with Asian Americans. In the present study, 20 Cambodian American teenagers aged 15-18 (half female, half male) narrated the high, low, and turning points of their lives. Those narratives were transcribed and coded with respect to the predominant emotional valence and context of those key events. Half of high point narratives were painful events that the narrator had recast in a positive light, a hallmark of resilience and of a tendency ...


Gender, Culture, And The Educational Choices Of Second Generation Hmong American Girls, Bao Lo Nov 2017

Gender, Culture, And The Educational Choices Of Second Generation Hmong American Girls, Bao Lo

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Research on the educational achievement of racialized minorities and immigrants have largely discussed culture as either a deficit or an advantage for academic success. This paper explores gender differences in educational achievement and how the educational choices of second-generation Hmong American girls are impacted by racially constructed gender norms. In response to hegemonic and subordinated femininities, second-generation Hmong American girls pursue education to enter mainstream America and reject Asian ethnic culture and femininity. Gender equality is normalized and equated with White femininity and American mainstream culture while Asian femininity and ethnic culture is constructed and subordinated as “other”. This research ...


Book Reviewed By Yvonne Y. Kwan: Katharya, Um. (2015). From The Land Of Shadows: War, Revolution, And The Making Of The Cambodian Diaspora. New York And London, Ny: Nyu Press. 329 Pp. $28.00 (Paperback). Isbn: 978-1-4798-0473-3., Yvonne Y. Kwan Sep 2016

Book Reviewed By Yvonne Y. Kwan: Katharya, Um. (2015). From The Land Of Shadows: War, Revolution, And The Making Of The Cambodian Diaspora. New York And London, Ny: Nyu Press. 329 Pp. $28.00 (Paperback). Isbn: 978-1-4798-0473-3., Yvonne Y. Kwan

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Book reviewed by Yvonne Y. Kwan: From the land of shadows by Katharya Um


Feeling Unsafe At School: Southeast Asian American Adolescents’ Perceptions And Experiences Of School Safety, Cara S. Maffini Mar 2016

Feeling Unsafe At School: Southeast Asian American Adolescents’ Perceptions And Experiences Of School Safety, Cara S. Maffini

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School safety impacts mental health and educational attainment particularly among vulnerable populations such as refugee youth. Using data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), this study examined the mental health impact of perceptions and experiences that compromise school safety among Southeast Asian American adolescents (N = 645). Higher rates of perceptions and experiences that violated students’ feelings of safety at school were associated with decreased self-esteem and increased levels of depressive symptoms. Hierarchical regressions indicate that in light of perceptions and experiences of feeling unsafe at school, bicultural orientation, importance of identity, and family cohesion have an additive effect ...


A Historical Analysis Of Southeast Asian Refugee Communities: Post-War Acculturation And Education In The U.S., Stacy M. Kula, Susan J. Paik Mar 2016

A Historical Analysis Of Southeast Asian Refugee Communities: Post-War Acculturation And Education In The U.S., Stacy M. Kula, Susan J. Paik

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This analysis considers the circumstances of Southeast Asian refugee immigration following the Vietnam War as well as the political and social environment in the US upon their arrival, in order to examine the historical factors that link to their subsequent educational trends. Receptive government policies enabled these communities to survive; however, with the exception of first-wave Vietnamese refugees, their limited job skills, English language knowledge, and education upon arrival were exacerbated by overall prejudiced societal reception and the lack of an existing co-ethnic community to buffer their entry into US society. All groups have generally experienced low academic achievement except ...


Book Review Of Hein, J. (2006). Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation Of Cambodian And Hmong Refugees In Four American Cities, Juchuan Colin Wang Jan 2015

Book Review Of Hein, J. (2006). Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation Of Cambodian And Hmong Refugees In Four American Cities, Juchuan Colin Wang

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No abstract provided.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Language Policy: Using The American Community Survey To Investigate Bilingualism And Biliteracy Among Immigrant Communities, Gerda De Klerk, Terrence G. Wiley Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Language Policy: Using The American Community Survey To Investigate Bilingualism And Biliteracy Among Immigrant Communities, Gerda De Klerk, Terrence G. Wiley

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This article is a response to Mark Pfeifers Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese Americans in the 2005 American Community Survey and elaborates on the utility of the American Community Survey (ACS) for studying immigrant groups in the United States of America, and also compares the ACS to the U.S. Census. Neither the Census nor ACS questionnaire is structured to capture the language and literacy skills of immigrant communities in as far as these surveys only collect information about respondents oral language abilities, with a focus on English fluency. Direct, self-reported, and surrogate measures of literacy are discussed, with a ...


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Counseling/Psychology, Loan T. Phan Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Counseling/Psychology, Loan T. Phan

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Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Public Policy/Political Science, Sophal Ear Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Public Policy/Political Science, Sophal Ear

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Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Community Development, Linda Trinh Vo Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Community Development, Linda Trinh Vo

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Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociological Questions To Consider, Yang Sao Xiong Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociological Questions To Consider, Yang Sao Xiong

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Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociology: A Portrait Of Adaptation, Carl L. Bankston Iii Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociology: A Portrait Of Adaptation, Carl L. Bankston Iii

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Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Featured Article: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao And Vietnamese-Americans In The 2005 American Community Survey, Mark Pfeifer Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Featured Article: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao And Vietnamese-Americans In The 2005 American Community Survey, Mark Pfeifer

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

The figures included in this short article are from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) released by the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2006. The 2005 ACS data set involves estimates based on surveys distributed to only a subset of the U.S. population and is thus problematic in some respects. This concise article is intended to provide basic 2005 demographic, educational and socioeconomic data related to Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese in the United States. It is not intended as a comprehensive explanatory research paper of factors underlying contemporary demographic, educational, and socioeconomic trends in these four ethnic ...


Acculturative And Psychosocial Predictors Of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students, Khanh Dinh, Traci L. Weinstein, Su Yeoung Kim, Ivy K. Ho Jan 2015

Acculturative And Psychosocial Predictors Of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students, Khanh Dinh, Traci L. Weinstein, Su Yeoung Kim, Ivy K. Ho

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This study examined the acculturative and psychosocial predictors of academic-related outcomes among Cambodian American high school students from an urban school district in the State of Massachusetts. Student participants (N = 163) completed an anonymous survey that assessed demographic characteristics, acculturative experiences, intergenerational conflict, depression, and academic-related outcomes. The main results indicated that acculturative and psychosocial variables were significant predictors of academic-related outcomes. Specifically, Cambodian and Anglo/White cultural orientations and depression played significant roles across the four dimensions of academic-related outcomes, including grade point average, educational aspirations, beliefs in the utility of education, and psychological sense of school membership. This ...


Book Review - Quintiliani, K. & Needham, S. (2008). Cambodians In Long Beach, Megan Berthold Jan 2015

Book Review - Quintiliani, K. & Needham, S. (2008). Cambodians In Long Beach, Megan Berthold

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No abstract provided.


Heritage Language Maintenance And Use Among 1.5 Generation Khmer College Students, Ravy S. Lao, Jin Sook Lee Jan 2015

Heritage Language Maintenance And Use Among 1.5 Generation Khmer College Students, Ravy S. Lao, Jin Sook Lee

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Most studies of heritage language maintenance have reported a steep attrition in heritage language use among the 1.5 and 2nd generation children of immigrants, in particular among East Asian groups. However, not much is known about the role of heritage languages and the patterns of language maintenance within refugee communities. This study focuses on heritage language use and maintenance among 1.5 generation Khmer college students. The findings show that Khmer students report a high frequency of heritage language use within the home with their parents as well as outside of the home with their co-ethnic peers. The data ...


"Shes American Now, I Dont Like That": Gendered Language Ideologies In A Laotian American Community, Daryl Gordon Jan 2015

"Shes American Now, I Dont Like That": Gendered Language Ideologies In A Laotian American Community, Daryl Gordon

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

As gender identities have shifted within the Laotian American community, perceptions of English proficiency have emerged as a site in which complex ideologies about gender identity are explored and contested. While Laotian women experience expanded opportunities for enacting their gender identities through wage labor and access to education, Laotian men experience a narrowing of opportunities, having lost traditional sources of power such as land ownership and high status professions. Laotian mens enactment of a discourse of nostalgia and the development of language ideologies, specifically the belief that they are more proficient English speakers than women, play an important part in ...


Labor Market Discrimination: Vietnamese Immigrants, Linus Yamane Jan 2015

Labor Market Discrimination: Vietnamese Immigrants, Linus Yamane

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Vietnamese and East European immigrants face similar obstacles in the US labor market. This provides for an interesting test of racial discrimination in the labor market. Does it make any difference if an immigrant is Asian or White? When Vietnamese immigrants are compared to East European immigrants, Vietnamese men earn 7-9% less than comparable East European men, with more discrimination among the less educated, and in the larger Vietnamese population centers like California. Vietnamese women earn as much as comparable East European women. Vietnamese immigrants, male and female, are much less likely to hold managerial and supervisory positions than comparable ...


Exploring The Function Of The Anti-Communist Ideology And Identity In The Vietnamese American Diasporic Community, Long S. Le Jan 2015

Exploring The Function Of The Anti-Communist Ideology And Identity In The Vietnamese American Diasporic Community, Long S. Le

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Anti-communist ideology in the Vietnamese American community is increasingly perceived as a destabilizing force. This article argues that when the anti-communist ideology is analyzed across time, persistence and change are part and parcel of the anti-communist identity. So that the anti-communist identity can be organized for other purposes or reproduced to reflect the concerns and needs of the growing and diverse members of the community. Moreover, it is argued that the concept of social capital may prove to be more analytical in delineating the effects of the anti-communist ideology.


Book Review: Identity Construction Among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans By Monica Trieu, Ha Lam Jan 2015

Book Review: Identity Construction Among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans By Monica Trieu, Ha Lam

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No abstract provided.


Selected Poems, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen Jan 2015

Selected Poems, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen

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No abstract provided.


A Qualitative Examination Of The Psychosocial Adjustment Of Khmer Refugees In Three Massachusetts Communities, Leakhena Nou Jan 2015

A Qualitative Examination Of The Psychosocial Adjustment Of Khmer Refugees In Three Massachusetts Communities, Leakhena Nou

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This paper uses a sociological stress process model to explore the Khmer adult refugees' experience in Massachusetts. The analysis is based on the responses of three focus groups in the Khmer communities of Lowell, Lynn, and Revere, Massachusetts. The focus groups provided an in-depth understanding of sources of stress, stress mediators, and psychosocial adjustment/adaptational patterns for Khmer refugees who had experienced the Cambodian genocide. Symptoms and reactions associated with underlying causes of mental health problems had culturally specific relevance to physical illness and mental health.


Lessons Learned: Insights Into One Teacher’S Experience Working With Karen Refugee Students In The United States, Daniel J. Gilhooly Jan 2015

Lessons Learned: Insights Into One Teacher’S Experience Working With Karen Refugee Students In The United States, Daniel J. Gilhooly

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This study is informed by funds of knowledge and culturally responsive teaching studies that aim to explore and legitimize the cultural knowledge immigrant children bring to their communities and schools. Consequently, this paper specifically addresses issues related to the educational experiences of Karen children and their parents from one American teacher/researcher who has worked with the Karen for the past four years. In aggregate, this paper addresses issues germane to Karen education including; (1) background information on Karen educational experiences prior to resettlement, including a review of their journey from Thailand to the U.S.; (2) important characteristics of ...


Biopoem, Wongsakorn Chanseawrassamee Jan 2007

Biopoem, Wongsakorn Chanseawrassamee

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No abstract provided.


Book Review - Hart, W. (2002) Never Fade Away, James Kent Knaack Jan 2007

Book Review - Hart, W. (2002) Never Fade Away, James Kent Knaack

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No abstract provided.


Book Review - Reyes, A. (2006) Language, Identity, And Stereotype Among Southeast Asian American Youth: The Other Asian, Keo Chea Jan 2007

Book Review - Reyes, A. (2006) Language, Identity, And Stereotype Among Southeast Asian American Youth: The Other Asian, Keo Chea

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No abstract provided.


The Feast Of First Mourning, Sumeia Williams Jan 2007

The Feast Of First Mourning, Sumeia Williams

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No abstract provided.


Four Poems: Snakehead Fish; Departures; Capitol; And Preparations For Southeast Asia, Bryan Thao Worra Jan 2007

Four Poems: Snakehead Fish; Departures; Capitol; And Preparations For Southeast Asia, Bryan Thao Worra

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No abstract provided.