Selected Recent Acquisitions

Bankston, Carl L. III and Zhou, Min. (2000).

De facto congregationalism and socioeconomic mobility in Laotian and Vietnamese immigrant communities: A study of religious institutions and economic change. Review of Religious Research 41(4), 453-470.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Research is based on a Vietnamese Catholic congregation in New Orleans and a Laotian Buddhist group in New Iberia, LA.

Eyres, John Michael. (1999).

Juvenile justice in Vietnam: A study in theory and practice. Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University.
HV9202.5 A5 E97 1999a SEA Asian Archive
Study based on research in Hanoi using both documents and interviews. Includes discussion on conducting cultural research in challenging environments.

Holgate, Susan Lee. (1994).

Early marriages of Khmer high school students: Influences and consequences of culture, education, and intergenerational conflict. M.A. thesis, California State University, Stanislaus.
F870 K45 H65 1994a Southeast Asian Archive
Examines factors leading to an increase in weddings of Khmer teenagers at Modesto High School, including the preservation of the "virtuous woman," the importance of reputation; and the results of these early marriages.

Li, Shirley Geok-lin and Chua, Cheng Lok, Eds. (2000).

Tilting the continent: Southeast Asian American writing. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press.
PS508 A8 T55 2000 Southeast Asian Archive
First published anthology of Southeast Asian American writing, it contains poetry, short stories and personal essays by recent arrivals as well as second-, third-, and fourth-generation Americans of Southeast Asian descent

Lee, Pao. (1999).

Language maintenance and language shift among second-generation Hmong teenagers. Ed.D. dissertation, University of San Francisco
F870 H55 L4 1999a Southeast Asian Archive
Finds that English is the dominant language for Hmong teenagers, and that efforts to maintain their mother tongue will depend upon their desire to hold on to Hmong language, culture, and identity.

Loue, Sana, et. al. (1999).

Integrating Buddhism and HIV prevention in U.S. Southeast Asian communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved 10(1), 100-121.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Proposes a new approach to HIV prevention programs within Southeast Asian communities. Religious concepts are integrated with HIV prevention messages, with the likelihood that message recipients will accept the prevention message as relevant.

Rice, Pranee Liamputtong. (2000).

Death in birth: The cultural construction of stillbirth, neonatal death and maternal death among Hmong women in Australia. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying 41(1), 39-57.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Based on an ethnographic study with 27 Hmong women, aged 20-51 in Australia, it discusses traditional Hmong explanations about death in birth, the importance of life in birth, and the value of children in Hmong culture.

Ta, Minh-Hoa. (2000).

Twice a minority: Participatory study of the Chinese-Vietnamese adaptation experiences in Vietnam and the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, University of San Francisco.
Cataloging in Process
Using participatory research methodology, dialogues with eight Chinese Vietnamese immigrants were analyzed to find out how the participants defined
their experiences as a minority in the U.S. and in Vietnam.

West, Cheryl. (2000).

Pathways of thriving and resilience: Growth responses to adversity and trauma in two Cambodian communities: A comparative study between Lowell, Massachusetts and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. M.A. thesis, University of Massachu- setts, Lowell.
F75 K45 W47 2000a Southeast Asian Archive
Interviews were conducted with 21 people in each location with contents analyzed to identify themes pertinent to stress related growth.

Zoerhof, Linnay P. (1998).

The impact of resettlement on occupational roles and daily living; A study of Laotian refugees living in south suburban Chicago. M.S. thesis, Rush University, College of Nursing.
E184 L25 Z65 1999a Southeast Asian Archive
Using interviews with four adults as a basis, this study focuses on examining barriers or stressors that interfere with occupational performance. Implications for occupational therapy are discussed.