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Among Shamanism: Animist Spiritual Healing in America's Urban Heartland

Phua Xiong, Charles Numrich, Wu Chu Yongyuan, Deu Yang, and Gregory A. Plotnikoff

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Hmong are an ethnic minority with ancient roots in China. There are now more than 100,000 Hmong refugees in the United States, with the highest concentration in Minnesota and Wisconsin. As the ... More


Voting Together: Intergenerational Politics and Civic Engagement among Hmong Americans

Carolyn Wong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804782234
eISBN:
9781503600430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782234.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

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 ... More


The American Experience of the Hmong: A Historical Review

Kou Yang

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is a comprehensive historical review of thirty-four years of Hmong American experience, categorized into three distinct periods of Hmong acculturation. In the refugee years (1975–1991), ... More


Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book wrestles with Hmong Americans' inclusion into and contributions to Asian American studies, as well as to American history and culture and refugee, immigrant, and diasporic trajectories. It ... More


Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Chia Youyee Vang

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190622145
eISBN:
9780190622176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622145.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Military History

The Vietnam War is the subject of hundreds of scholarly studies, policy reports, memoirs, and literary titles. As America’s longest and most controversial war, it coincided with domestic turmoil in ... More


Reassessing War

Chia Youyee Vang

in Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190622145
eISBN:
9780190622176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622145.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History, Military History

Chapter 9 presents interviewees’ reflections as they reassess the war and its impact. The interviewees explore the unintended consequences of the Hmong’s entanglement with the CIA during the US war ... More


Epilogue. Wisconsin, 2004:: Racial Violence and the Bodies of Property

Chad Luck

in The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This final chapter examines the violent 2004 killing of several Wisconsin hunters in light of the property issues raised over the course of the book. The tragic property dispute between Hmong ... More


Women in the Hmong Diaspora

Dia Cha

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines Hmong women's changing roles by examining their experiences in refugee camps and diasporic communities. It includes profiles of three well-educated female Hmong leaders and ... More


The Double Diaspora: China and Laos in the Folklore of Hmong American Refugees

Jeremy Hein

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter emphasizes the continuing relevance of oral tradition to Hmong Americans' successful navigation in the diaspora. As an ethnographic project, this chapter records contemporary Hmong ... More


Widowhood

Chia Youyee Vang

in Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190622145
eISBN:
9780190622176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622145.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, Military History

Chapter 5 reveals that pilots’ salaries greatly improved their families’ livelihoods. Following the death of a pilot, however, his widow and children confronted significant challenges. Widows ... More


Grief and Remembrance

Chia Youyee Vang

in Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190622145
eISBN:
9780190622176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622145.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, Military History

In chapter 6, family and friends of the Hmong pilots who flew missions for the CIA during the Secret War in Laos remember those killed in action or deceased. Given the limited knowledge that people ... More


Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam

Lonán Ó Briain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190626969
eISBN:
9780190869366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626969.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Musical Minorities is the first English-language monograph on the performing arts of an ethnic minority in Vietnam. Living primarily in the northern mountains, many of the one million Hmong in ... More


Hmong Americans: A Demographic Portrait

Mark Edward Pfeifer

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a demographic overview that includes statistical information about Hmong American divorce rates, educational attainment, family size, home ownership, occupational distribution, ... More


Civic Values and Political Engagement in Two Hmong American Communities

Carolyn Wong

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter surveys political and civic activism, examining how Hmong politicians and communities mobilize Hmong American engagement in politics, including an investigation of references to a Hmong ... More


Great Expectations: The Struggles of Hmong American High School Boys

Bic Ngo and Pa Nhia Lor

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter seeks to contribute to the current gap in research that focuses on the experiences of Hmong American boys and young men. It draws on ethnographic research with Hmong American male high ... More


Hmong Americans: The Conceptualization and Experience of Aging in the United States

Linda A. Gerdner

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter interviews aging Hmong Americans who express concern over their dependency upon others in their old age, social isolation, sedentary living, and the lack of financial autonomy, all ... More


“Reharmonizing” the Generations: Rap, Poetry, and Hmong Oral Tradition

Nicholas Poss

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how two Hmong artists musically vocalize those experiences shared by other minorities: as refugees, as persecuted subjects in the diaspora, as targets of racism, and as ... More


Hmong American Studies: A Bibliographic Essay

Mark Edward Pfeifer

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter constitutes a comprehensive literature review in Hmong American studies. It covers books, articles, anthologies, and other academic literature in a variety of topics; including: health ... More


Mercury Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: Guidelines for Fish Consumption

John Dellinger, Matthew Dellinger, and Jennifer S. Yauck

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury exposures in vulnerable populations frequently result from consuming contaminated fish. Fish also contain many valuable nutrients. Culturally appropriate risk communication must account for ... More


Introduction: Collective Memory

Chia Youyee Vang

in Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190622145
eISBN:
9780190622176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622145.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Military History

This introductory overview discusses how this Hmong pilot oral history project originated and describes the project’s scholarly contribution as well as its theoretical frameworks and methodology. The ... More


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