By Kent A. Ono
A spouse to Asian American reviews is constructed from 20 formerly released essays that experience performed a big ancient position within the conceptualization of Asian American stories as a box.
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More than anything, society is to blame for his present dilemma and must be changed. Emphasis is 25 Stanley Sue and Derald W. Sue placed on raising group esteem and pride, for it is only through collective action that society’s perception of the Asian-American can be efficiently altered. The Asian-American’s orientation also includes other Asian groups as a basis for identity. Allport believes that group cohesiveness is often due to a commonenemy hypothesis. For example, he states that Threats drive them to seek protective unity within their common membership.
The Development of Personality Sometimes it seems as though a Chinese-American must possess great ego strength in order to survive the conflicts surrounding him. He must develop within the interplay of forces such as parental upbringing, the clash between Chinese and Western values, and racism. As a basis for developing a conceptual scheme of personality, let us briefly examine them. The traditional Chinese family Although generalizations of the ‘‘traditional’’ Chinese family do injustice to differences among families, we have decided to define the traditional family as having certain values and behavioral characteristics.
Attribution of blame for one’s lack of success Self . . White Society . . Chinese values . . Minimal blame on White Society . . White Society . . Handling of prejudice and discrimination Deferring and minimizing effects. Denying and minimizing effects . . Anger and militancy . . 2 failure to see how one can attain self respect by not obeying parents is a result of defining pride and esteem within the family unit. The evaluation from his family is the critical factor. Evaluations from the host society, while being important, are secondary.
A Companion to Asian American Studies by Kent A. Ono