ERIC Number: ED156786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
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The Korean Diaspora. Historical and Sociological Studies of Korean Immigration and Assimilation in North America.
Kim, Hyung-chan, Ed.
This anthology presents some results of recent research on Korean immigration to and assimilation in America. The essays address three major questions concerned with problems of immigration and assimilation: (1) What caused the immigration of Koreans to the Hawaiian Islands and the United States mainland? (2) How has the Korean experience in America been essentially different from that of other immigrant groups, particularly the Japanese and the Chinese? and (3) How successful have Korean immigrants and their descendants been in adjusting to American culture and society? For many years, sociologists and historians in America have studied the problems of assimilation from two major theoretical perspectives, that of acculturation or cultural assimilation, and structural assimilation. A series of studies included in this anthology apply either or both of these perspectives to the investigation of social and cultural factors considered decisive in facilitating the assimilation of Korean immigrants. An essay on the availability of materials for the study of Korean immigrants in the United States is also included. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Chinese Americans, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, History, Immigrants, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans
American Bibliographical Center--Clio Press, Riviera Campus, 2040 Alameda Padre Serra, P.O. Box 4397, Santa Barbara, California 93103 ($19.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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