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  • Lotus Among the Magnolias: The Mississippi Chinese

    By Robert Seto Quan

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781934110041
    • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
    • Published: November 2006
    Unlike most Chinese-American studies which focus on large urban concentrations sustained by continuous immigration, this study centers on a small Chinese enclave located in a rural Southern biracial society. It focuses upon three generations of Chinese undergoing social change in an area within the state of Mississippi known as the Delta. This isolated group of people, having little contact with other U.S. Chinese communities, remained nearly intact through the first two generations. Now great changes have caused the third generation to leave the enclave and to relinquish many ethnic traditions.Lotus Among the Magnolias, a story recorded first-hand by a Chinese scholar who lived among the Mississippi Delta Chinese, is an ethnography about how the Chinese were initially classified by the whites as "colored," and later came to be viewed as a people with a separate identity. As their image has changed, so too have many values and traditions in their lives. This study shows how these Chinese have been able to expand their social and economic potential and are now moving away from their restrictive beginnings."Lotus Among the Magnolias: The Mississippi Chinese is a valuable study of how an isolated group of Chinese Americans maintain a vital community, and of the compromises they make with black people and white people in a society where there are strict rules according to race. As a Chinese American living in the West, I find it fascinating to read about Southerners, who have their own distinct cultural identity. To see how we are alike and unlike is to understand how we are shaped by America."--Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Militarism, Imperialism, and Racial Accommodation: An Analysis and Interpretation of the Early Writings of Robert E. Park

    By Stanford M. Lyman

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781557282194
    • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
    • Published: January 1992
  • Social Movements

    By Stanford M. Lyman

    Our Price: $89.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814750858
    • Publisher: New York Univ Pr
    • Published: January 1995
  • Social Movements: Critiques, Concepts, Case-Studies

    By Stanford M. Lyman

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814750865
    • Publisher: New York University Press
    • Published: January 1995
    Social movements have shown themselves to be one of the most dramatic and effective forms of political action. America, founded as the result of a challenge to one kind of political order, has been, in part, recreated as a result of movements of collective protest. Social movements continue to arise in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the present age, when such social movements abound, it is crucial to investigate the theoretical similarities and underpinnings of older and current collective protests. With chapters on AIDS, the Iranian revolution, the New Left, environmentalism, and many other subjects, as well as essays delineating classical and contemporary theories, Social Movements provides a well-rounded and provocative perspective on this most compelling form of political expression.
  • Structure, Consciousness, and History

    By Richard Harvey Brown

    Our Price: $35.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521293402
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: August 1978
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Society and Evil

    By Stanford M. Lyman

    Our Price: $53.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780930390815
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: January 1989

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