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

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

By: Pyong Gap Min (editor)Paperback

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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.

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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.


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 Contributors

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  • publication date: 12/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780739187128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9780739187128
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0739187120

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