Caring across a Lifetime
This book explores the experiences of adult children of Korean immigrants in the United States who have supported their parents working long hours while trying to navigate language issues, racism and discrimination. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 137 adult Korean Americans conducted between 2006 and 2012, the book focuses on how immigrant children interpret the past and current concerns and cultural values of their parents as they make their own life choices. It analyzes the types of work that these children do for their immigrant parents over their lifetimes and how this work, especially cultural brokering and care work, shifts and changes during different life stages, including childhood, college, marriage, and child-rearing. In the context of Korean and many Asian immigrant families in the United States, the book also examines ideas of filial piety as they relate to the documented everyday experiences of racialized immigrants—experiences that include prejudice, racism, and institutional barriers.
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