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Blue Dreams : Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots

Blue Dreams : Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots - 95 edition

Blue Dreams : Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780674077058

ISBN10: 0674077059

Blue Dreams : Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots by Nancy Abelmann and John Lie - ISBN 9780674077058
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published:
International: No
Blue Dreams : Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots by Nancy Abelmann and John Lie - ISBN 9780674077058

ISBN13: 9780674077058

ISBN10: 0674077059

Edition: 95

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Summary

Blue Dreams shows how Korean Americans, variously depicted as immigrant seekers after the American dream or as racist merchants exploiting African Americans, emerged at the crossroads of conflicting social reflections in the aftermath of the 1992 riots.

The situation of Los Angeles's Korean Americans touches on some of the most vexing issues facing American society today: ethnic conflict, urban poverty, immigration, multiculturalism, and ideological polarization. Combining interviews and deft sociohistorical analysis, Blue Dreams gives these problems a human face and at the same time clarifies the historical, political, and economic factors that render them so complex.

Author Bio

Abelmann, Nancy : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nancy Abelmann and John Lie are, respectively, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lie, John : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nancy Abelmann and John Lie are, respectively, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface


The Los Angeles Riots, the Korean American Story
Reckoning via the Riots
Diaspora Formation: Modernity and Mobility
Mapping the Korean Diaspora in Los Angeles
Korean American Entrepreneurship
American Ideologies on Trial


Conclusion
Notes
References
Index