7._Ethnic_and_Racial_Identities

7._Ethnic_and_Racial_Identities - Ethnic and Racial Identity

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Ethnic and Racial Identity Ethnic Options, Authenticity, and  Racialization
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Key Concepts Ethnicity : shared ancestry, culture, symbols of  peoplehood, i.e. Chinese Race : groups defined on the basis of physical  characteristics, i.e. Asian American Ethnic/Racial Categorization : assignation of group label  to persons Ethnic/Racial Identity : conscious self-understanding,  group boundaries and subjective attachment Ethnic/Racial Solidarity : identification, obligation, and  regular social interaction Ethnic/Racial Subculture : group with norms and beliefs  which are distinct from dominant culture
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Racialization of Asian Americans Formation of  understandings that  Asian Americans, as  a pan-ethnic group,  have a common  identity, solidarity and  subculture Schools Politics Economy Religion: seminaries,  books, conferences
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Tung/Lee Types of Ethnic Identity Assimilated Bicultural Marginal Traditional High American Low American High Chinese Low Chinese
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Tung/Lee Model of Ethnic Identity: Assumptions Dichotomous Categories: either Chinese or  American Essentialized Categories: Chinese is  stereotypically traditional; American is  stereotypically white Static Categories: the identities of Chinese or  Americans don’t change Developmental Categories: evolution of the  individual
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F. Yang Types of Ethnic Identity
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