By Bandana Purkayastha, Miho Iwata, Shweta Majumdar Adur, Ranita Ray, Trisha Tiamzon

ISBN-10: 1442209119

ISBN-13: 9781442209114

As the Leaves flip Gold examines the demanding situations and possibilities round getting older for Asian American men and women within the usa. The booklet appears to be like at various Asian Americans—affluent and negative, third-generation natives and up to date immigrants, political exiles and up to date migrants, those that immigrated early in existence and people who immigrated overdue in life—and positive factors interview excerpts that carry those concerns to existence.

The booklet exhibits how the existence classes of people, together with discrimination they might have confronted in past years, can form their golden years. As they get older, Asian american citizens proceed to fight to slot into American society—this is correct even of these who're hugely informed, rather prosperous, and feature lived and labored with non-Asian american citizens for many in their lives. As the Leaves flip Gold discusses not just the demanding situations older Asian american citizens face, corresponding to loss of enough aid prone, but additionally neighborhood and transnational ideas. As the Leaves flip Gold is a vital exam of getting older, immigration, and social inequality.

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Indb 30 7/16/12 10:54 AM Whose Lives? Whose Voices? 31 later generations; much like today’s first-generation Asian immigrants, later Japanese Americans had to proverbially start from scratch. We interviewed several Americans of Japanese ancestry who experienced life in internment camps when they were young. They described their current experiences as part of a longer stream of racialized experiences that uprooted their parents’ generation. S. has had fewer restrictions on Japanese immigration, though the numbers of immigrants have dwindled partly as an outcome of Japan’s growing prosperity and affluence.

Nita-di’s husband came as a student to get an advanced degree, and she was granted a visa as his spouse. 1 It was then that Nita-di decided to find paid employment in order to support their family better. S. S. in a different applied field. Today, her husband has retired and Nita-di is semiretired. She continues to work part-time in her former place of work because her employers were not able to find a replacement for her position (and her niche skills) since she retired. , while the rest of their family—parents and siblings—continue to reside in India.

S. official definition of family—dispersed across countries, which then shapes their perspectives on networks of care work for their aging experiences. S. and consequently their access to support available for older people, criteria that are not often discussed in most studies of aging. WHOSE VOICES? We have used a combination of data sources to analyze the experiences of Asian Americans. indb 35 7/16/12 10:54 AM 36 Chapter 2 Americans, twenty-one Filipino Americans,7 and seven Indian Americans.

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