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📒Fresh Off The Boat Or Canadian Born Chinese ✍ Harmony Ki Tak Law
📝Fresh Off the Boat Or Canadian Born Chinese Book Synopsis : Over the course of its history, the Chinese-Canadian community has had to adapt in various ways to the encounters, similarities and differences between Chinese and Canadian cultural practices and worldviews. While the situation began with racial discrimination and self-imposed isolation in ethnic enclaves, it has evolved to champion cultural integration, but also raise questions of cultural identity in the face of cosmopolitanism. This paper, therefore, examines those issues from the perspective of cultural translation, particularly the dynamics between the I and the Other as cultures, as well as translational resistancy and accommodation. These, combined with a statistical study on self-identification in Chinese-Canadian autobiographical literature, can articulate the tension that exists within the Chinese-Canadian population as it attempts to find its niche within Canadian society: being both Chinese and Canadian. From this, both the Chinese- and mainstream-Canadian population can glean lessons for future cultural integration and preservation in a cosmopolitan setting.
📒The Chinese In Toronto From 1878 ✍ Arlene Chan
📝The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 Book Synopsis : In 1894 Toronto's Chinese population numbered 50. Today, no less than seven Chinatowns serve the second-largest visible minority in the city, with a population of half a million. With their many achievements, the Chinese have become a vibrant part of the diverse mosaic that makes Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
📝Chinese Heritage Students in North American Schools Book Synopsis : This comprehensive look at Chinese-heritage students’ academic, sociocultural, and emotional development in the public schools examines pertinent educational theories; complex (even inconvenient) realities; learning practices in and outside of schools; and social, cultural, and linguistic complications in their academic lives across diverse settings, homes, and communities. Chinese-heritage students are by far the largest ethnic group among Asian American and Asian Canadian communities, but it is difficult to sort out their academic performance because NAEP and most state/province databases lump all Asian students’ results together. To better understand why Chinese-heritage learners range from academic role models to problematic students in need of help, it is important to understand their hearts and minds beyond test scores. This book is distinctive in building this understanding by addressing the range of issues related to Chinese-heritage K-12 students’ languages, cultures, identities, academic achievements, and challenges across North American schools.
📒Geographies Of Migration ✍ Richard Wright
📝Geographies of Migration Book Synopsis : Migration is an enormously broad topic of academic enquiry engaging researchers from many different social science disciplines. A wide variety of contributors from across the globe capture some of the methodological and conceptual range of migration research in the discipline of Geography today. This volume covers a large area geographically and in the expanse of subject areas involved: eighteen chapters investigate migration from, to, or within at least fifteen countries, with several sections spanning multiple places and scales. Many chapters are deeply concerned with vulnerable populations, which is not only a characteristic of much immigration scholarship but also one that connects with other areas of geography. The study of geographical assertions of sovereign power via the discourses of disorder, chaos, and crisis, shows that in these transnational times, national power is being violently reasserted, on, within, and beyond international borders. Other important topics covered include migration and climate change, "illegality", security, government policy, labor, family, and sexual orientation. This book was previously published as a special issue of Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
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📒Banana Boys ✍ Leon Aureus
📝Banana Boys Book Synopsis : Banana Boys is one story, fragmented into five and reconstructed throughout the course of the lives of the five young men it follows. Adapted from the novel by Terry Woo, Banana Boys is a âeoemeditation for the restlessâe and a call to anyone who has felt out of place in the world.
📒 Girl Power ✍ Dawn Currie
📝 Girl power Book Synopsis : 'Girl Power': Girls Reinventing Girlhood examines the identity practices of girls who have grown up in the context of 'girl power' culture. The book asks whether - and which - girls have benefited from this feminist-inspired movement. Can girls truly become anything they want, as suggested by those who claim that the traditional mandate of femininity - compliance to male interests - is a thing of the past? To address such questions, the authors distinguish between 'girlhood' as a cultural ideal, and girls as the embodied agents through which girlhood becomes a social accomplishment. The book identifies significant issues for parents and teachers of girls, and offers suggestions for 'critical social literacy' as a classroom practice that recognizes the ways popular culture mediates young people's understanding of gender. 'Girl Power' will be of interest to researchers of contemporary gender identities, as well as educational professionals and adult girl advocates. It is relevant for students in gender studies and teacher-education courses, as well as graduate student researchers.
📒Asian American Literary Studies ✍ Guiyou Huang
📝Asian American Literary Studies Book Synopsis : Discusses Asian American literature from various international perspectives. This volume covers a range of interdisciplinary topics in contemporary Asian American Studies across a variety of ethnic groups: Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Vietnamese.
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📒The Oxford Companion To American Theatre ✍ Gerald Bordman
📝The Oxford Companion to American Theatre Book Synopsis : First published in 1984, Gerald Bordman's Oxford Companion to American Theatre is the standard one-volume source on our national theatre. Critics have hailed its "wealth of authoritative information" (Back Stage), its "fascinating picture of the volatile American stage" (The Guardian), and its "well-chosen, illuminating facts" (Newsday).Now thoroughly revised, this distinguished volume once again provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Completely updated by theater professor Thomas Hischak, the volume includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. The book covers not only classic works (such as Death of a Salesman) but also many commercially successful plays (such as Getting Gertie's Garter), plus entries on foreign figures that have influenced our dramatic development (from Shakespeare to Beckett and Pinter). New entries include recent plays such as Angels in America and Six Degrees of Separation, performers such as Eric Bogosian and Bill Irwin, playwrights like David Henry Hwang and Wendy Wasserstein, and relevant developments and issues including AIDS in American theatre, theatrical producing by Disney, and the rise in solo performance.Accessible and authoritative, this valuable A-Z reference is ideal not only for students and scholars of theater, but everyone with a passion for the stage.