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Voting TogetherIntergenerational Politics and Civic Engagement among Hmong Americans$
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Carolyn Wong

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780804782234

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804782234.001.0001

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Participation in Local Contexts

Participation in Local Contexts

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(p.86) Three Participation in Local Contexts
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Voting Together
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Carolyn Wong

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804782234.003.0003

Chapter Three compares local contexts of political and civic participation in several cities – principally, Fresno, California; Saint Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and Hickory, North Carolina. The analysis uses a conceptual framework delineating the nature of parity of participation in society, including the realm of economic distribution and cultural recognition, as articulated by Fraser. The analysis emphasizes the importance of public educational institutions and community based organizations in promoting citizen education. . Interviews of high school students illustrate the importance of cultural recognition in the process of citizen education.

Keywords:   participation and locality, participatory parity, citizen education, community institution, youth education

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