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Outline Thesis: I would like to write about my family and how as immigrant Korean Americans, we must deal with life in the US. Also I will discuss the effect that culture differences between the US and Korea have had on my family's formation. Also by observing my family I can see how the move to the US had on my family’s relations, family roles, and the psychology P1 Intro -purpose of research -how relates to class As immigrants to America, there are different interactions between race, class, and gender ideologies that coexist to shape our way of thinking and behavior. By observing how the social and private constructions apply to my family at the individual level and through the structural level, we can see how alternative family forms can coexist as nuclear families in the United States. -thesis P2 Korea to US The Kim family consists of four members: my younger brother John, my father, my mother, and myself. We emigrated together from Korea to Los Angeles in 1996, and over the years became American citizens. As we had crossed over without any other relatives or extended family, we had to depend on only one another to survive in the US and to live out the “American Dream”. My father’s occupation as a minister and his desire to receive a PhD in theology had propelled the rest of us onto a foreign land that would be home for the next fifteen plus years. For the first half of our lives in America, we lived a frugal lifestyle due to our lower economic status. Many things changed over time for my family; financially stable for once since we moved to the United States, my parents were able to purchase a home and permanently settle in a quiet suburb so that we could receive a good education. Analysis -“Korean Americans are one of the most rapidly growing minority populations in the United States” (Kim 108) P3 Early financial troubles My father was the primary breadwinner for a short time while my mother would take care of us at home. However, it became quite visible that his salary as a pastor would not be enough to support our family and as a result the entire family suffered through some difficult times. There had to be changes made in order for this family to stay afloat and to do so my mother was forced to work. Somehow my parents were able to muster enough savings and borrow enough money in order to purchase a dry cleaner store that my mother would manage even to this day. In addition to my mother’s newly formed occupation, my father tried his hand in several occupations such as real estate agent,
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course ASAM 134 taught by Professor Sheng during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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