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Author Aguilar-San Juan, Karin, 1962-

Title Little Saigons : staying Vietnamese in America / Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Where does Viet Nam end and America begin? -- Producing and constructing Vietnamese America -- Q: nationality? A: Asian -- Like a dream I can never forget : remembering and commemorating the past -- What's good for business is good for the community : packaging and selling Vietnamese America -- Implications for community and place -- Conclusion: How do you stay Vietnamese in America?
Summary With a comparative and race-cognizant approach, Karin Aguilar-San Juan shows how places like Little Saigon and Fields Corner are sites for the simultaneous preservation and redefinition of Vietnamese identity. Intervening in debates about race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and suburbanization as a form of assimilation, she elaborates on the significance of place as an integral element of community building and its role in defining Vietnamese American-ness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Community life -- United States -- Case studies.
Geographical perception -- United States -- Case studies.
Place attachment -- United States -- Case studies.
Vietnamese Americans -- Ethnic identity -- Case studies.
Vietnamese Americans -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Vietnamese Americans -- California -- Orange County -- Social conditions.
Vietnamese Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions.
Boston (Mass.) -- Ethnic relations -- Case studies.
Orange County (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- Case studies.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009016774
ISBN 0816654859 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0816654867 (paperback; alk. paper)
0816670307 (electronic bk.)
9780816654857 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780816654864 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780816670307 (electronic bk.)