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Voting Together: Intergenerational Politics and Civic Engagement among Hmong Americans

Carolyn Wong

Abstract

This book examines the political experience of the Hmong Americans immigrants, who first came to the United States as refugees of Vietnam War. In growing numbers, candidates of Hmong American ethnicity have competed successfully in elections to win seats in local and state legislative bodies in California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. At the same time, average levels of Hmong American educational attainment still lag far behind levels in the U.S. population and high rates of poverty persist. Their relatively high levels of political engagement defy the logic of resource-based theories of voting, ... More

Keywords: political participation, civic engagement, immigrant politics, immigrant and refugee integration, participatory citizenship, ethnic identity, Hmong Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780804782234
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804782234.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Wong, author
Institute for Asian American Studies