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The making of Asian America through political participation

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Asian Americans,
  • Politische Beteiligung,
  • Race relations,
  • Soziale Situation,
  • Social conditions,
  • Political aspects,
  • Political participation

  • About the Edition

    Asian Americans are widely believed to be passive and compliant participants in the U.S. political process-if they participate at all. In this book, Pei-te Lien maps the actions and strategies of Asian Americans as they negotiate a space in the American political arena. Professor Lien looks at political participation by Asian Americans prior to 1965 and then examines, at both organizational and mass politics levels, how race, ethnicity, and transnationalism help to construct a complex American electorate. She looks not only at rates of participation among Asian Americans as compared with blacks, Latinos, American Indians, and non-Hispanic whites, but also among specific groups of Asian Americans-Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, and Vietnamese. She also discusses how gender, socioeconomic class, and place of birth affect political participation. With documentation ranging from historical narrative to opinion survey data, Professor Lien creates a picture of a diverse group of politically active people who are intent on carving out a place for themselves in American political life.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-281) and index.

    StatementPei-te Lien
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE184.O6 L53 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 293 p. ;
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24753400M
    ISBN 101566398940, 1566398959
    ISBN 109781566398947, 9781566398954
    LC Control Number00066679
    OCLC/WorldCa45556151

    She also discusses how gender, socioeconomic class, and place of birth affect political participation. Communication sophomore Andrew Song said he attended the event because he was interested in learning about his identity. Some of the information is just downright enraging so I could really only handle a chapter or two at a time. The book examines why some groups participate while others do not, why certain civic activities are deemed preferable to others, and why Asian socioeconomic advantage has so far not led to increased political clout. But it's not that simple — a problematic cycle has long been in existence, in which politicians don't acknowledge Asian Americans and Asian Americans have a historically low rate of political participation. I'd also recommend supplementing it with other sources since this can't be in any way comprehensive.

    Collective marginalization on its own can be a unifying force, but it assumes identification in a collective to begin with. Asian American Political Participation demonstrates that understanding Asian political behavior today can have significant repercussions for Asian American political influence tomorrow. In my eyes, my personal has always been political; I am a woman of color in a system that simultaneously tries to portray me as a model minority while perceiving my brownness as a threat. Lien, one of the leading scholars in the field, offers a convincing argument that Asian American identity as been shaped through political participation. Aoki, Augsburg College, and co-editor of Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics "This is the first book to address broadly and thoroughly the political implications of the rapid growth of Asian immigrant to the U.

    I have been involved in political activism since my first year of college, but I have grown quite disillusioned with the American system because I've genuinely started to feel like I don't exist within it, except when it's convenient. Or maybe a broader discussion of the portrayal of Asians American or not in the media movies, books, literature, etc. Lien is a scholar-activist who helped to found the Asian Pacific American Caucus of the American Political Science Association, and who teaches ethnic studies and politics at the University of Utah. Nitasha Sharma, associate chaplain and director of interfaith engagement Tahera Ahmad and Asian American studies Prof.


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The making of Asian America through political participation by Lien, Pei-te Download PDF Ebook

Even among Asian groups, socioeconomic advantage does not necessarily translate into high levels of political participation. Chinese immigrants coming for the gold rush. Thus, her unique study adds substantially to our understanding of Asian Americans, not only in the development of economic and social life in this country but also in the development of interethnic political participation.

During the show, Rock called three Asian children onto the stage to make a joke about their math and accounting skills—and the audience laughed.

Why Are Asian Americans Politically Invisible?

That complication underscores this reality: No voting bloc is monolithic. Through research funded by major Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation grants, she is helping to move the study of APA voter behaviors and attitudes from the realm of anecdote and small-scale The making of Asian America through political participation book polls to the realm of statistically-significant population samples.

The right to vote was granted to which of the following groups in ? She has made a major contribution to the The making of Asian America through political participation book of the Asian American image.

We are not as cohesive or monolithic as people think we are. For a long time, minority voices have been the least voluble in the room, if they were in the room at allbut this election has seen a sharp focus on traditionally marginalized communities, whether Latino, Black, or LGBTQ.

I'd also recommend supplementing it with other sources since this can't be in any way comprehensive. Surprisingly, factors such as living in a new immigrant destination or in a city with an Asian American elected official do not seem to motivate political behavior neither does ethnic group solidarity.

It's convenient when conservatives want to talk about "good immigrants. She read every newspaper, listened to every newscast, held an opinion about every major player on the stage, from Karl Rove to Julian Castro.

Hayakawathe SF State president at the time, in order to express Japanese Americans' disapproval of him and distance the Japanese community from him. Merseth said identity plays an important role in Asian-American politics today and must explore how religion factors into race.

An important book on a topic that promises to become increasingly important over the next few decades. With documentation ranging from historical narrative to opinion survey data, Professor Lien creates a picture of a diverse group of politically active people who are intent on carving out a place for themselves in American political life.

Their ability to speak for the multiethnic community may be limited by the skewed geographical, ethnic, partisan, and ideological distribution of the Capitol Hill team. She would have looked several thousand miles West—and placed her finger on America.

The Making of Asian America through Political Participation is full of fascinating and little-known evidence. On some of the key issues where Asians struggle alongside other minorities, as far as the media and the American public are concerned, Asians remain unseen.

And her analyses of coalition-building and how coalitions can assist APAs as they strive for more political power are a valuable contribution to the literature. I took my time with it, seeing that it's much more "textbook" like and would require a closer reading.Jun 17,  · Asian Americans are widely believed to be passive and compliant participants in the U.S.

political process—if they participate at all. In this ground-breaking book, Pei-te. Aug 16,  · The Making of Asian America shares strong similarities with other broad inclusive Asian-American histories, most obviously Ronald Takaki's Strangers From a Different Shore, first published in Lee's book doesn't radically depart from its predecessors so much as provide a useful and important upgrade by broadening the scope and, at times Pages: The University of Chicago Press.

Books Division. Chicago Distribution CenterAuthor: Andrew L. Aoki.Oct 14,  · The Making of Asian America. Asian Americans immigration The Annals of the Pdf Academy pdf Political and Social Science.

Resources. JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. Daily provides context for current events using scholarship found in JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals, books, and other.Sep 12,  · That remains a tradition today: Asians in America, a diverse, polyglot bunch, and a growing share of the electorate, remain mostly invisible in the American political debate.Political scientist Russell Dalton argues that social media such as Twitter and Facebook is ebook participation in politics much more.

Expressive. Which of the following is true of Asian American voting patterns and political participation? Which voting trend began in and continued through .