Assimilation and the Gendered Color Line: Hmong Case Studies by Pao Lee Vue

By Pao Lee Vue

Vue explores and analyzes segmented assimilation at the flooring utilizing Hmong case experiences of hip-hop and import racing. His paintings sheds gentle on how moment new release young ones are positioning themselves in the U.S. racial order. Findings point out that the colour line, although blurred, continues to be very powerful within the U.S. and constructions how youngsters of immigrants comply with American existence. via their encounters with exclusion, racism, or even brokers of social regulate, Hmong male individuals interact in resistance and create id by utilizing their cultural "tool kits," together with the preferred practices of hip-hop and import racing.

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The love of speed”), it is no wonder that so many participants talk about their popular cultural practice as a preference in taste. Another dominant theme is Will’s point about import racing being a hobby. Many participants in both the fieldwork and personal in-depth interviews say that “it’s just a hobby,” and indeed it is. Having fun is definitely important to participants and is perhaps what keeps them in the scene. However, definitions of fun or definitions favorable14 to group style are often acquired and created within social cliques.

The ways in which the politics of culture and identity are central to the analyses reveal how my study is about racial assimilation – the process by which individuals select and use culture to build group identity within a dominant culture. S. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK The rest of the book is structured as follows. Chapter Two addresses the research methods used to collect the qualitative data, and it explains how I gained access to my sites. One of the objectives of Chapter Two is to show that while some participants are race conscious, some are not.

HIP-HOP To be honest, I was not initially interested in the case of Hmong hiphop. During my adolescent years, I had seen some Hmong youth and young adults emulate popular cultural styles of hip-hop, and I felt it was in poor taste. Similar to how some people evaluate mainstream hip-hop, I often equated Hmong hip-hop artists as gangster rappers. It was not until I learned about Hmong hip-hop heads that I became interested in studying them. , their poems and lyrics) that is used in this study. , street racing, drinking and driving, smoking marijuana).

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