As the Leaves Turn Gold: Asian Americans and Experiences of by Bandana Purkayastha, Miho Iwata, Shweta Majumdar Adur,

By Bandana Purkayastha, Miho Iwata, Shweta Majumdar Adur, Ranita Ray, Trisha Tiamzon

As the Leaves flip Gold examines the demanding situations and possibilities round getting older for Asian American men and women within the usa. The ebook appears at various Asian Americans—affluent and terrible, third-generation natives and up to date immigrants, political exiles and up to date migrants, those who immigrated early in lifestyles and people who immigrated past due in life—and positive aspects interview excerpts that deliver those matters to existence.

The booklet indicates how the existence classes of people, together with discrimination they could have confronted in past years, can form their golden years. As they get older, Asian american citizens proceed to fight to slot into American society—this is right even of these who're hugely informed, fairly prosperous, and feature lived and labored with non-Asian americans for many in their lives. As the Leaves flip Gold discusses not just the demanding situations older Asian american citizens face, akin to loss of enough aid companies, but in addition neighborhood and transnational recommendations. As the Leaves flip Gold is a crucial exam of getting older, immigration, and social inequality.

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Indb 43 7/16/12 10:54 AM 44 Chapter 3 number of “uncles” who showered them with the love and care they would have directed at their own kin (Abrahamson 1996). Arguing for further refinements, Toni Calasanti and Kathleen Slevin (2001, 2006) demonstrate how the structural privileges and subordinations associated with the intersections of age with other social inequalities further shape families. They also raise a critical question about the theorization of age. We begin our discussion of families by examining the pathways through which Asian Americans arrived at their present stage of life.

S. indb 43 7/16/12 10:54 AM 44 Chapter 3 number of “uncles” who showered them with the love and care they would have directed at their own kin (Abrahamson 1996). Arguing for further refinements, Toni Calasanti and Kathleen Slevin (2001, 2006) demonstrate how the structural privileges and subordinations associated with the intersections of age with other social inequalities further shape families. They also raise a critical question about the theorization of age. We begin our discussion of families by examining the pathways through which Asian Americans arrived at their present stage of life.

This chapter also documents how our theoretical concerns guided the methods we used to seek information about aging experiences. indb 21 7/16/12 10:54 AM 22 Chapter 2 section we explain how we develop our emphases on diverse Asian American experiences: of third-generation citizens, of first-generation economic immigrants, of trailing spouses, of refugees, of the relatively affluent, and of the poor. A key issue for us was to showcase the standpoint of different groups so that our discussions of aging are guided by the themes they emphasized.

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