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"Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy" reveals the struggles of Asian American women at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder where hunger, illness, homelessness, sweatshop labor, exposure to hazardous chemicals and even involuntary servitude are everyday realities. Asian American women of all socio-economic classes suffer from domestic violence whose root causes stem from the particular forms of patriarchy that exist in Asian cultures. Their health and lives are endangered due to prevalent but wrong stereotypes about Asian women. The model minority myth hides the appalling level of human and civil rights violations against Asian American women. The lack of research or the lumping together of the over 24 subgroups of Asian Americans into a homogeneous whole misleads the public as to the extent of injustices inflicted on Asian American women. The book captures their suffering and also the fighting spirit of Asian American women who have waged social and economic justice campaigns and founded organizations to right the wrongs against them. The book is a call to action to Asian Americans, policy makers, civil rights organizations and the philanthropic community to support Asian American women in their struggles to advance their social justice agenda.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780595301812
Author:
Foo, Lora Jo
Publisher:
iUniverse
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.02x8.24x.42 in. .85 lbs.

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