A Framework for Immigration: Asians in the United States
By: Uma Segal (author)Paperback
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Although stereotypically portrayed as academic and economic achievers, Asian Americans often live in poverty, underserved by human services, undercompensated in the workforce, and subject to discrimination. Although often perceived as a single, homogenous group, there are significant differences between Asian American cultures that affect their experience. Segal, an Asian American immigrant herself, analyzes Asian immigration to the U.S., including immigrants' reasons for leaving their countries, their attraction to the U.S., the issues they face in contemporary U.S. society, and the history of public attitudes and policy toward them. Segal observes that the profile of the Asian American is shaped not only by the immigrants and their descendents but by the nation's response to their presence.
Uma Segal is associate professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and a fellow there in both the Public Policy Research Center and the Center for International Studies.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPrologue: Racism1. Introduction: A Framework for the Immigration Experience2. Pre-1965 Emigration: Leaving the Homeland for the United States3. Post-1965 Emigration: Changes in U.S. Immigration Policy4. Entry Into the United States and the Nation's Response to Asian Immigration5. Asian Adjustment6. Public Policies: Social Welfare, Housing, Education, and Criminal Justice7. Public Policies: Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse8. U.S.-Born Asian Americans9. Implications, Directions, and Action GuidelinesEpilogue: Author's Immigration ExperienceNotesReferencesIndex
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