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ERIC Number: EJ1159412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
"Being Asian American Is a Lot Different Here": Influences of Geography on Racial Identity
Chan, Jason
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n7 p1001-1017 Oct 2017
Studies on college students' racial identities seldom focus on geographic context, despite existing research documenting its role in how racial groups construct and express racial identities. Drawing on theories of ecological systems and racial formation, I explored experiences of race and racial identity among 10 Asian American students who migrated from different US regions to attend college in Southern California. Findings indicate contextual influences of geographic location can delimit, constrain, or diversify the ways that students perceive they can express an Asian American identity, suggesting the importance of considering geographic context in student affairs research and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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