Midterm 2 Question 2

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2. In their account of contemporary Chinese American communities, Min Zhou  and and Mingang Lin assert that "ethnic capital" is an increasingly important  asset among Chinese immigrants in the United States. What do they mean by  this concept, and how exactly is "ethnic capital" deployed within contemporary  Chinese American communities? Ethnic capital  is not a thing but involves interactive processes of ethnic specific  financial capital, human capital, and social capital - the  interplay of financial capital, human capital, and social capital  within an  identifiable ethnic community may be broadly conceptualized as “ethnic  capital” - Financial  capital simply refers to tangible economic resources, such as  money and liquidable assets. - Human  capital is generally measured by education, English proficiency, and  job skills.  - Social  capital is more complex, entailing social relations, processes, and 
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course AS AM 2 taught by Professor Park during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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