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The Advantage of Family: Exploring Asian American kinship networks
In keeping with the AAAS conference theme of â€œChallenging Inequalities,â€
this panel explores the conformation and depiction of Asian American
families and kinship networks. Often perceived as giving an unfair
advantage â€”- paper sons, ggehs, Japanese American family land ownership -â€”
it has just as often been circumscribed or recreated, as with the Chinese
Exclusion Act or contemporary issues of intermarriage and adoption. This
panel welcomes papers from a variety of disciplines that study some aspect
of Asian American familial history and its intersections with the state,
U.S. racial hierarchies and gender roles, war, or problems of mass labor
and migration. Comparative ethnic approaches are also welcome.
This panel will be sponsored by East of California and submitted to the
Association of Asian American Studies conference in Hawai'i, April 2009.
Please email title, brief paper description, and CV/brief bio by 10/24/08.
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