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Korean American Families in Immigrant America – How Teens and Parents Navigate Race - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann


This book about Korean American immigrant families is the result of a collaboration between an anthropologist and a psychologist. Combining quantitative surveys with family ethnography, the book explored the central question, How do Korean American teens and parents navigate immigrant America? Both survey and ethnographic data revealed that acculturation differences between parents and teens—long assumed in the psychological literature to account for distress—did not necessarily make for family hardship. Instead, this research found that families struggle together, although not always easily, ... More

Keywords: Korean American, families, immigrant families, ethnography, racist, family dynamics, academic achievement, American society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479804207
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sumie Okazaki, author
New York University

Nancy Abelmann, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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