Selected Recent Acquisitions

Chung, Rita Chi-Ying and Bemak, Fred. (1996).

The effects of welfare status on psychological distress among Southeast Asian refugees. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 184(6), 346-353.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Findings show that dependency on welfare creates long-term risk for psychological stress and the need for psychological stress and not just financial well-being to be considered in welfare policy.

Connors, Mary F. (1996).

Lao textiles and traditions. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1996.
TT848 C6325 1996 Southeast Asian Archive
Covers preparation of cloth, use in daily life, religious ceremonies and rites of passage, and as clothing.

Hein, Jeremy. (1994).

From migrant to minority: Hmong refugees and the social construction of identity in the United States. Sociological Inquiry 64, 281-306.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Discusses migrant and minority orientations on the part of Hmong refugees and their role in adaptating to U.S. society

Le, Tri H. (1993).

A profile of Vietnamese youth on probation. M.A. thesis, California State University, Long Beach.
E184 V53 L4 1993 Southeast Asian Archiv
Descriptive profile based on a study of 27 Vietnamese and Chinese Vietnamese youth.

Lindell, Pamela Nanci. (1995).

The Hmong of Eureka: a study of medical pluralism and social conflict. Master's thesis, University of Nevada, Reno.
RA448.5 H6 L56 1995a Southeast Asian Archive
Studies the use of traditional healing methods as a way of maintaining cultural and ethnic identity and their role in dealing with conflict between the Hmong and the dominant society.

Ngin, ChorSwang. (1996).

Racism and racialized discourse on Asian Youth in Orange County. California Politics and Policy, 93-103.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Discuses the profile of Asian gang members based on attire, hairstyles, cars, etc. and the resulting racialization of Asian youths by police.

Palinkas, Lawrence A. and Pickwell, Sheila M. (1995).

Acculturation as a risk factor for chronic disease among Cambodian refugees in the United States. Social Science and Medicine 40(12), 1643-1653.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters File
Uses four case studies of Cambodian refugees in San Diego to examine the process of acculturation.

Patch, Janis Hicks. (1995).

Discourse patterns and practices of the Hmong acquiring literacy in Midville, California. Ph.D., dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
Cataloging in Process
Studies patterns of oral language use and written language development in nine Hmong subjects: an elder, transition, and younger member representing three clans with different immigrant experiences.

Quintiliani, Karen. (1995).

One of the girls: the social and cultural context of a Cambodian-American "Gay" group. M.A. thesis, California State University, Long Beach.
E184 K45 Q55 1995 Southeast Asian Archive
Ethnographic field study on crosscultural homosexuality; investigates how a group of Cambodian immigrant men have constructed a successful identity as both Cambodian and gay.

Vietnamese traditional water puppetry. (1996).

2nd ed. Hanoi: The Gioi.
PN1978 V5 N47 1996 Southeast Asian Archive
Discusses historical development, emergence of water puppetry guilds, illusions created by the stage made of water, characters, traditional stories and songs. Well illustrated.