Generations of Southeast Asian Youth: Assimilation, Styling and (Racial) Profiling

Pao Lee Vue, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Program Co-director of Women and Gender Studies at St. John Fisher College, will talk about “Generations of Southeast Asian Youth: Assimilation, Styling and (Racial) Profiling” on Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016, from 3:30-4:30pm in UC 259. It’s part of the Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture Series.

cover of Assimilation and the Gendered Color Line bookAmong Dr. Vue’s publications are a newspaper article for the USA Today network about a Hmong teenager in Wausau who was tried as an adult for stabbing another teen in an altercation, “Justice system made Dylan Yang a ‘monster’” and his book, Assimilation and the gendered color line: Hmong case studies of hip-hop and import racing (ebook available online from ebrary). The publisher’s web site says about this book that

His work sheds light on how second generation children are positioning themselves within the U.S. racial order. Findings indicate that the color line, though blurred, is still very strong in the U.S. and structures how children of immigrants adjust to American life.

There also are sources such as the journal articles, “Strategic transformation: Cultural and gender identity negotiation in first-generation Vietnamese youth” (American Educational Research Journal, 2007, vol.44:no.4, pp.853-895) and “Acculturation processes of Hmong in eastern Wisconsin” (Hmong Studies Journal, 2010, vol.11, Special section pp.1-21).

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