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Authors

Alice Deck

Orginal Publication Date

1985

Journal Title

Explorations in Ethnic Studies

Volume

8

Issue

ees/vol8/iss1

First Page

63

Last Page

63

Abstract

Zbaracki's thought provoking discussion suggests one way in which the Southeast Asian, now American, community can enhance our understanding of a world view entirely different from our own and the ways in which it is taught. Their insistence on keeping the young baby, toddler, and pre-schooler in the company of affectionate adults demonstrates their belief in human beings as integral members of a community (or extended family group) first and foremost. Familial bonds in a foreign setting such as the American Mid-west could be seen as one way to give new born children a sense of an ethnic self esteem, a specific Southeast Asian history, and a degree of protection from the alienation and commercial materialism that afflicts middle class American children at comparable ages.

Rights

Copyright, ​©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1985

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