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ERIC Number: EJ1156797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Redefining "Immigrants" through Diaspora: Educational Experience of 1.5-Generation Chinese Youth in Cupertino
Liu, Xiangyan
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v11 n4 p177-189 2017
Through the intersection of diaspora and immigrant education, this article investigates how Chinese youth perceive their experience of being immigrant and 1.5-generation in and out of school. The fieldwork was conducted in Cupertino, California, in 2013-2014. In total, 11 students were chosen to participate in the research. It combines an ethnographic approach with narrative inquiry. The findings discuss how the youth's multiple identities were an interplay with their cultural imagination and practices on two various levels: their concept of "home" and their longing for flexible citizenship. This article suggests the framework of diaspora to capture the process of immigration not as an uprooted directional trajectory but rather a complex space where immigrants from a range of backgrounds come to forge their multiple identities in a globalized context. Perspectives from the youth will enable us to critically redefine the term "immigrant" in the context of transnationalism and globalization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; China
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