The Vietnamese Experience in America (Minorities in Modern)

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This concise interpretation of the Vietnamese experience in America begins with the fall of Saigon in 1975, when enormous waves of refugees fled Vietnam. It graphically details their flight to asylum countries in Asia and then to the United States. Based in part on firsthand interviews, the book recounts vivid stories of the horror of getting out of Vietnam and the difficulties of starting over in a new country. It emphasizes the resettlement process in the United States, from the policies of the U.S. government to aspects of community acceptance and conflict, and describes Vietnamese culture and the changes it has undergone in the process of becoming a new Vietnamese-American culture. Among the topics addressed are the arrival of the boat people, the orderly departure program, Amerasians, and the integration and adjustment of refugees to American society. The book concludes with a portrait of contemporary Vietnamese-American society and the outlook for its future.

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The rhetoric of commitment to world peace and human freedom espoused by world leaders notwithstanding, there is a growing number of dispossessed people in the world who have been, and are being, forced as a result of human cruelty and unconcern to seek refuge outside their country of birth.

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This brief, readable survey describes the path of Vietnamese refugees and the life they have built in the United States with sensitivity and detail, but not enough depth. Noting the history of culture clashes within Vietnam, anthropologist Rutledge ( The Vietnamese in America ) first distinguishes between initial waves of refugees, who were educated and had established Western ties, and later waves, which included ethnic minorities. A chapter on the perilous flights from Vietnam includes several heartrending interviews. Rutledge explains elements of the Vietnamese "harmony-oriented" culture and their transposition to this country, religious practices, community organizations, dedication to the work ethic and evolving approaches to health care. He concludes that this resilient people, accepting American influences but retaining traditional culture, have adapted in a way unlike the assimilationist Japanese Americans and clannish Chinese Americans. Rutledge focuses on refugees who settled in Oklahoma and Texas. More about the Vietnamese in California, where they are most concentrated, would have filled out the story. Photos not seen by PW.
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