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EthnicitiesChildren of Immigrants in America$
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Ruben Rumbaut

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230118

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230118.001.0001

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Straddling Different Worlds

Straddling Different Worlds

The Acculturation of Vietnamese Refugee Children

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(p.187) Chapter 7 Straddling Different Worlds
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Ethnicities
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Min Zhou

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230118.003.0007

This chapter explores the complex, multidimensional process of acculturation, as understood and experienced by Vietnamese refugee children and as captured by the San Diego portion of CILS. It provides a historical account of why the Vietnamese fled their country, how they resettled in the United States, and how resettlement affected the adjustment of the second generation.

Keywords:   acculturation, Vietnamese refugee children, San Diego, CILS, United States, resettlement

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