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Author Yoo, Grace J., author
Title Caring across generations : the linked lives of Korean American families / Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2014]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  E184.K6 Y756 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020448700
 Ethnology Library  E184.K6 Y756 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020804283
Descript xii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and daughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image of the upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities and challenges that the children of Korean immigrants face in their adult lives as their immigrant parents grow older and confront health issues that are far more complex. In Caring Across Generations, Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim explore how earlier experiences helping immigrant parents navigate American society have prepared Korean American children for negotiating and redefining the traditional gender norms, close familial relationships, and cultural practices that their parents expect them to adhere to as they reach adulthood. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 137 second and 1.5 generation Korean Americans, Yoo & Kim explore issues such as their childhood experiences, their interpreted cultural traditions and values in regards to care and respect for the elderly, their attitudes and values regarding care for aging parents, their observations of parents facing retirement and life changes, and their experiences with providing care when parents face illness or the prospects of dying. A unique study at the intersection of immigration and aging, Caring Across Generations provides a new look at the linked lives of immigrants and their families, and the struggles and triumphs that they face over many generations"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-210) and index
Subject Korean Americans -- Social conditions
Korean Americans -- Family relationships
Older immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions
Adult children of immigrants -- United States
Adult children of aging parents -- United States
Immigrant families -- United States -- Social conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions. bisacsh
Alt Author Kim, Barbara W
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