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ERIC Number: ED219107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.