By Mary Yu Danico
Asian americans are a growing to be, minority inhabitants within the usa. After a forty six percentage inhabitants development among 2000 and 2010 in response to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian americans this present day. but Asian americans as a class are a various set of peoples from over 30 specified Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face quite a lot of concerns and difficulties in the greater American social universe regardless of the endurance of universal stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes provided uncritically in lots of media depictions.
Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a radical advent to the wide–ranging and fast–developing box of Asian American reports. released with the organization for Asian American stories (AAAS), volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia characteristic greater than three hundred A-to-Z articles authored by means of AAAS individuals and specialists within the box who learn the social, cultural, mental, financial, and political dimensions of the Asian American adventure. the following volumes of this paintings comprise nearly 2 hundred annotated fundamental files, geared up chronologically, that element the influence American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social buildings over time.
- More than three hundred articles authored by means of specialists within the box, equipped in A-to-Z layout, support scholars comprehend Asian American impacts on American existence, in addition to the influence of yank society on reshaping Asian American identities and social constructions over time.
- A middle selection of basic records and key demographic and social technology information offer old context and key information.
- A Reader's advisor teams similar entries via huge subject components and issues; a word list defines key words; and a source advisor offers lists of books, educational journals, web content and go references.
- The multimedia electronic variation is better with seventy five videos and lines powerful search-and-browse functions in the course of the digital Reader’s advisor, particular index, and go references.
Available in either print and on-line codecs, this selection of essays is a must have source for normal and learn libraries, Asian American/ethnic stories libraries, and social technological know-how libraries.
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S. Army, is found dead while on duty in Afghanistan. Chen, who grew up in New York City, was originally thought to have committed suicide, but later investigation suggests that he might have been murdered; investigations into Chen’s death reveal that he was regularly made the target of abuse, some of it based on his ethnicity. 2011: Edwin Lee becomes the first Chinese American to serve as mayor of San Francisco; Lee was initially appointed in January by the Board of Supervisors to serve out Gavin Newsom’s term but was then elected in his own right in November.
Thus, for Chinese immigrant parents, it is better for their American-born children to marry to coethnics to keep the blood pure. Whites are the second-preferred choice, followed by east Asians, Southeast Asians, Latinos, and African Americans. Sons are more likely than daughters to feel the pressure to choose a spouse following this hierarchy of preference because traditional Chinese culture assumes they, and daughters in-law, have the obligation to take care of the parents’ as they age. Yet, this hierarchy of preference gets loosened if Chinese adult children are not married in their 30s.
S. population as a whole. Chronology xxxix 2014: In February, numerous Asian Americans represent the United States at the Winter Olympics, including Julie Chu (hockey), J. R. Celski (short track speed skating), Maia and Alex Shibutani (ice dancing), Felicia Zhang (pairs figure skating), and Madison Chock (ice dancing). 2014: In May, a Gallup poll reveals that among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, Asian Americans have shifted most strongly toward the Democratic party. In the 2012 presidential election, 73 percent of Asian Americans supported Barack Obama, an 11-point increase from 2008, when 62 percent supported him.
Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia by Mary Yu Danico