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Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling : Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context (Hardcover)

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Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling examines Vietnamese American youth gang formation in Southern California, with an emphasis on the experiences of those heavily involved in the 1990s. Lam traces the genealogy of the Vietnamese American youth gang phenomenon as part of the conflict in Southeast Asia. He describes the consequences of war and migration for youth as well as their racialization as "Asian-American" subjects. Grounded in the critical narratives of three gang members, Lam addresses themes of racism, violence, class struggle, style, and schooling in an era of anti-youth and anti-immigration legislation in the state and nationally. In this dehumanizing context, Lam frames Vietnamese and Southeast American gang members as post-colonial subjects, offering an alternative analysis toward humanization and decolonization.
Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling examines Vietnamese American youth gang formation in Southern California, with an emphasis on the experiences of those heavily involved in the 1990s. Lam traces the genealogy of the Vietnamese American youth gang phenomenon as part of the conflict in Southeast Asia. He describes the consequences of war and migration for youth as well as their racialization as "Asian-American" subjects. Grounded in the critical narratives of three gang members, Lam addresses themes of racism, violence, class struggle, style, and schooling in an era of anti-youth and anti-immigration legislation in the state and nationally. In this dehumanizing context, Lam frames Vietnamese and Southeast American gang members as post-colonial subjects, offering an alternative analysis toward humanization and decolonization.
Number of Pages: 187
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Education
Series Title: Postcolonial Studies in Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Kevin D. Lam
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 46775804
UPC: 9781137475589
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0478
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