A historical and contemporary overview of Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences: Immigration, racialization, and liminalityAggression and Violent Behavior (2009)
AbstractWhen various contemporary issues of crime, violence, and gangs confronting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are presented, they are often explained from an ahistorical perspective. This leads to a decontextualized understanding of the communities and the challenges they face. The first part of this article will provide a general historical overview of selected AAPI communities that examines salient aspects of immigration and racialization, resulting in generations living a circumscribed life on the margins of mainstream society. The balance of the article will draw on U.S. Census datasets from 1990 to 2000 to capture the size and growth of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and provide population, language, citizenship, education, income, and poverty data to contextualize emerging crime, violence, and gang issues that affect these communities. Data will show commonalities across AAPI communities, but will also reveal information specific to AAPI subgroups, shedding more light on the state of AAPI communities and their diversity.
- asian american,
- pacific islander,
Citation InformationGreg M. Kim-Ju, Wayne Maeda and Cara S. Maffini. "A historical and contemporary overview of Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences: Immigration, racialization, and liminality" Aggression and Violent Behavior Vol. 14 Iss. 6 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cara_maffini/9/