Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313347506
  • ISBN-13: 9780313347504
  • DDC: 305.895
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today is the first major reference work focused on the full expanse of contemporary Asian American experiences in the United States. Drawing on over two decades of research, it takes an unprecedented look at the major issues confronting the Asian American community as a whole, and the specific ethnic identities within that community — from established groups such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Americans to newer groups such as Cambodian and Hmong Americans.

Across two volumes, Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today offers 110 entries on the current state of affairs, controversies, successes, and outlooks for future Asian Americans. The set is divided into 11 thematic sections including diversity and demographics; education; health; identity; immigrants, refugees, and citizenship; law; media; politics; war; work and economy; youth, family, and the aged. Contributors include leading experts in the fields of Asian American studies, education, public health, political science, law, economics, and psychology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Diversity and Demographics.
2: Demographic Overview: Diverse, Growing, and Ever-Changing.
3: Chinese Americans.
4: Filipino Americans.
5: Japanese Americans.
6: Korean Americans.
7: South Asian Americans.
8: Southeast Asian Americans.
9: Thai Americans.
10: Economy and Work.
11: Overview of Economic Issues.
12: Accent Discrimination.
13: Glass Ceiling.
14: Globalization.
15: H-1B Visas.
16: Housing.
17: Impact of Asian Immigrants on the U.S. Economy.
18: Labor Unions.
19: Low-Income Workers.
20: Poverty.
21: Small Businesses.
22: Resource Guide.
23: Education.
24: Educational Trends and Issues.
25: Affirmative Action.
26: Asian American Studies.
27: Bilingual Education.
28: College Campus Climate.
29: Community College Students.
30: Cram Schools.
31: Freedom Schools.
32: Model Minority Myth.
33: Parental Pressure and Expectations.
34: Retention of College Students.
35: Standardized Testing.
36: Student Groups.
37: Undocumented Immigrant Students.
38: Resource Guide.
39: Health.
40: Overview of Health: Understanding Wellness and Disease.
41: Cancer.
42: Cardiovascular Health.
43: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
44: Diabetes.
45: End of Life.
46: Gambling.
47: Health Care Access.
48: Infectious Diseases.
49: Mental Health.
50: Sexual Health.
51: Substance Abuse.
52: Suicide.
53: Tobacco Use.
54: Resource Guide.
55: Identity.
56: Psychological Approaches to Understanding Asian American Identity.
57: Asian American Identities in Hawai'i.
58: Beauty Pageants.
59: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Identity.
60: Multiracial Asian and Pacific Islanders.
61: Pan-South Asian Identity.
62: Racial Features and Cosmetic Surgery.
63: Religious Identity and Marginalization.
Resource Guide.