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Segmented Assimilation and the American Experience of Asian Immigrant Children

Min Zhou

in Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195337228
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195337228.013.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Segmented Assimilation and the American Experience of Asian Immigrant Children

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This article first reviews theoretical ideas of classical assimilation and segmented assimilation. It then offers a descriptive analysis of Asian immigrant children's experiences of growing up in America to illustrate what enables some group members to move ahead in middle-class America while others are trapped in the underprivileged segments of the host society.

Keywords: classical assimilation; segmented assimilation; Asian immigrant children; Asian Americans

Article.  12093 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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