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Legacies of Struggle: Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics



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e polis Volume III Fall Winter 2009 Legacies of Struggle Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics by A Y Chung Stanford University Press Stanford 2007 322 pages Book Review by Akarath Soukhaphon Department of Geography University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Recent immigration reform stemming from the event of September 11 has only served to exacerbate the current racial politics of the United States As with other immigrant groups Korean and Korean Americans have continually re conceptualized notions of ethnicity and community while trying to navigate the socio political spaces of American society in search of a unified political agenda Chung challenges the long upheld view of assimilation theorists that residential mobility acculturation and racial intermixing will inevitable dissolve mutual interests and those relationships created within the ethnic enclave p 11 Paying attention to geoethnic organizations a term used to describe organizations located within ethnically concentrated areas that serve local communities and act as bridging organizations to outside mainstream funding agencies and political outlets she intends to portray these new community based organizations cbos as the future of models of ethnic incorporation into mainstream American political culture In Legacies of Struggle Conflict and Cooperation in Korean American Politics Chung reveals the dynamics and changes of a diverse Korean and Korean American community characterized by intergenerational inter and intra organizational and engendered conflicts and cooperation The book is broken into tow parts The first describes the context in which 1 5 second generation Korean American organizations have had and continue to reconstruct ethnic political solidarity Looking at the changing demographic of Korean137 e polis Volume III Fall Winter 2009 Americans Chung traces the origins of Korea Town as an ethnic enclave and the institutional organizing of the fist generation Korean ethnic elite It is form



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