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East to America: Korean American Life Stories

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Publisher Comments:

In more than 30 powerful, candid interviews, individuals from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles render a portrait of the Korean-American community grappling with racial tensions, class and gender differences, and differing notions of family and home. Includes a concise overview of Korean history and a Foreword by Obie Award winner Anna Deavere Smith.

Synopsis:

In this collection of powerful, candid oral histories, a wide cross section of Korean Americans renders a portrait of a community grappling with racial tensions, class and gender differences, and differing notions of family and home.

About the Author

Elaine H. Kim is a professor of Asian American studies and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous books include Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context. She lives in Oakland, California.

Eui-Young Yu is a professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the editor of Black-Korean Encounter: Toward Understanding and Alliance. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565843998
Foreword:
Smith, Anna Deavere
Author:
Yu, Eui-Young
Author:
Kim, Elaine H.
Author:
Smith, Anna Deavere
Publisher:
New Press
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Koreans
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
Korean Americans -- Interviews.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.6 in 18 oz

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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In this collection of powerful, candid oral histories, a wide cross section of Korean Americans renders a portrait of a community grappling with racial tensions, class and gender differences, and differing notions of family and home.

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