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ERIC Number: EJ1180379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Nuclear Nomads: Finding a New Island
Ratliffe, Katherine T.
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v12 n3 p139-154 2018
This qualitative study describes a small community of people in Hawai'i who were affiliated with Enewetak, an atoll exposed to nuclear testing by the United States after World War II. Pattern matching is used to compare their social and educational conditions to those of other involuntary migrant groups across the world. The Enewetak community is similar to others in its poverty, isolation, outsider status, and discrimination from the dominant culture, and the challenges that those conditions create. Students are perceived to have poor educational achievement and school attendance. A major asset for the Enewetak population is the diasporic nature of the community and the strength of its transnational kin and church structures, which provide advantages that many other involuntary migrant groups do not enjoy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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