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Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Asian America)

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Consuming Citizenship investigates how Korean American and Chinese American children of entrepreneurial immigrants demonstrate their social citizenship as Americans through conspicuous consumption.

The American immigrant entrepreneur has played a central role in projecting the American ideology of meritocracy and equality. The children of these immigrants are seen as evidence of an open society. While it appears that these children have readily adapted to American culture, questions remain as to why second-generation Asian Americans feel compelled to convince others of their legitimacy and the way they go about asserting their citizenship status.

Extending our understanding of such children beyond the traditional emphasis on assimilation, the author argues that their consumptive behavior is a significant expression of their paradoxical position as citizens who straddle the boundaries of social inclusion and exclusion.

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Consuming Citizenship investigates how Korean American and Chinese American children of entrepreneurial immigrants demonstrate their social citizenship and belonging as Americans through conspicuous consumption.

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“Lisa Parks fascinating foray into the lives of Asian immigrant entrepreneurs children is at once illuminating and inspiring. Based upon extensive interviews and careful research, Consuming Citizenship challenges superficial stereotypes and provides nuanced portraits. Written with verve, it is an indispensable text for understanding the new generation of Asian Americans.” —John Lie,University of California, Berkeley

About the Author

Lisa Sun-Hee Park is Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department and the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of California, San Diego. She is co-author of The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-tech Global Economy (2002).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804752473
Author:
Park, Lisa Sun-hee
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Park, Lisa Sun-Hee
Author:
Park, Lisa
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
SOC043000
Subject:
Chinese Americans -- Economic conditions.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Asian America
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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Consuming Citizenship investigates how Korean American and Chinese American children of entrepreneurial immigrants demonstrate their social citizenship and belonging as Americans through conspicuous consumption.
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“Lisa Parks fascinating foray into the lives of Asian immigrant entrepreneurs children is at once illuminating and inspiring. Based upon extensive interviews and careful research, Consuming Citizenship challenges superficial stereotypes and provides nuanced portraits. Written with verve, it is an indispensable text for understanding the new generation of Asian Americans.” —John Lie,University of California, Berkeley
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