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Straddling Different Worlds

Min Zhou

in Ethnicities

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780520230118
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230118.003.0007
Straddling Different Worlds

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This chapter explores the complex, multidimensional process of acculturation, as understood and experienced by Vietnamese refugee children and as captured by the San Diego portion of CILS. It provides a historical account of why the Vietnamese fled their country, how they resettled in the United States, and how resettlement affected the adjustment of the second generation.

Keywords: acculturation; Vietnamese refugee children; San Diego; CILS; United States; resettlement

Chapter.  13258 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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