Koreans in North America

Koreans in North America : Their Experiences in the Twenty-First Century

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This is the only anthology that covers several different topics related to Koreans' experiences in the U.S. and Canada. The topics covered are Koreans' immigration and settlement patterns, changes in Korean immigrants' business patterns, Korean immigrant churches' social functions, differences between Korean immigrant intact families and geese families, transnational ties, second-generation Koreans' identity issues, and Korean international students' gender issues. This book focuses on Korean Americans' twenty-first century experiences. It provides basic statistics about Koreans' immigration, settlement and business patterns, while it also provides meaningful qualitative data on gender issues and ethnic identity. The annotated bibliography on Korean Americans in Chapter 10 will serve as important guides for beginning researchers studying Korean Americans.show more

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  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073917813X
  • 9780739178133

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Koreans in North America: Their Twenty-First Century Experiences, authored by the dean of the Korean-American studies and supplemented with chapters by other leading experts on Korean-American life, offers a comprehensive source of rich and comparative data on Korean-American and Korean-Canadian communities. Deploying a sophisticated array of information acquired through the application of multiple research methods, this book addresses important topics related to Koreans' experiences in North America. Elegantly written and impeccably researched, Koreans in North America is a volume of exceptional value for students, scholars, policy makers and general readers interested in Korean Americans, Asian American studies, immigration history, and urban studies. The book features a comprehensive annotated bibliography on Korean Americans that will be an indispensable resource for research on Korean Americans. -- Steven J. Gold, Michigan State University A comprehensive overview of Korean Americans and Korean Canadians that is an invaluable resource for researchers and general readers alike. Highly recommended! -- David K. Yoo, University of Califoria Los Angeles, Asian American Studies Center Professor Pyong Gap Min's anthology presents the most comprehensive examination of contemporary Korean communities in North America from multidisciplinary approaches. While covering different aspects of ethnic and immigrant experiences of Koreans, it offers nuanced and sophisticated analyses of the internal diversity across class, ethnicity, generation, gender, and religion within this seemingly homogeneous immigrant group. -- Min Zhou, Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University and co-author of The Asian American Achievement Paradoxshow more

About Pyong Gap Min

Pyong Gap Min is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also serves as Director of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Figures Tables Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Immigration of Koreans to the United States: A Review of Forty-Five year (1965-2009) Trends Chapter 3: Growth and Settlement Patterns of Korean Americans Chapter 4: Changes in Korean Immigrants' Business Patterns Chapter 5: A Comparison of Korean Protestant, Catholic, and Buddhist Religious Institutions in New York Chapter 6: Explaining the Migration Strategy: Comparing Transnational and Intact Migrant Families from South Korea to Canada Chapter 7: Transnational Interactions among Korean Immigrants in Toronto: Family ties and Socioeconomic, cultural, and Political Participation Chapter 8: The Bifurcated Statuses of the Wives of Korean International Students Chapter 9: Transnationalism and "Third Culture Kids": A Comparative Analysis of Korean American and Korean Chinese Identity Construction Chapter 10: Authenticity Dilemma among Pre-1965 Native-Born Koreans Chapter 11: A Four-Decade Literature on Korean Americans: A Review and Comprehensive Bibliography About the Contributorsshow more

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