ERIC Number: ED219107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Vignette: Vietnamese Americans.
Boyer, Mary Ellen; And Others
This booklet, developed as part of a multicultural research project conducted in the San Diego Community College District, presents the findings of a nine-member research team on various aspects of the history and culture of Vietnamese Americans. The areas covered are: (1) the Vietnamese as immigrant, which includes a discussion of the trauma and stress of immigration, the hostility of sections of the North American community to the new immigrants and its effects, and prospects for the future; (2) the Vietnamese family, which includes a discussion of the dominant position of the husband and the roles of women and children; (3) customs and practices in relation to pregnancy and child rearing; (4) educational practices; (5) social customs regarding marriage and divorce; (6) funeral rites; (7) the role of religion in Vietnamese society; (8) Vietnamese food, which includes recipes, food preferences, and typical Vietnamese meals; (9) popular and traditional styles of dress; and (10) aspects of the Vietnamese language and the difficulties encountered by Vietnamese immigrants in learning English. The booklet concludes with a discussion by Joan Serverson on the influence of Vietnamese literature, a selection of Vietnamese poems, and a list of resources. Supplementary material provides bibliographies on Vietnamese clothing, the Vietnamese role in the United States, Vietnamese language and education, food and nutrition, and cross-cultural materials. (HB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Clothing, Family Role, Food, Immigrants, Language, Literature, Religious Factors, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Vietnamese People
Multicultural East San Diego Adult Center, 5348 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105 ($9.00 for the complete Ethnic Heritage Search Kit).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA.
Note: Developed under a grant from the California Community College Fund for the Improvement of Instruction. For related documents, see ED 217 903 and JC 820 362-364.