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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Susan Straight Thousands of women who survived the Vietnam War, whose husbands were sent to reeducation camps after working with American military, now live in the US, where nail salons anchor almost every strip mall and flourish inside luxury malls as well. The history of how Vietnamese women came...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 90–93.
Published: 01 December 2015
... University of California 2015 Our Lady of La Vang religious art representations of saints in art Vietnamese Americans Vietnamese Catholics thien-huong t. ninh Our Lady of La Vang A Vietnamese Virgin Mary, made in California E very two years, more than 200,000 pilgrims make their way to La Vang...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Japanese population during World War II. Then, in 1953, a large portion of the area was razed to make way for the Civic Center. In the 1970s, corporate interests both American and, ironically, Japanese led to mass evictions and redevelopment of much of the neighborhood. The Little Tokyo Towers, built in...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
... firsthand. This reversal of the standard missionary dynamic—where American Christians bring their style of religious practice to places such as Kenya—has had a profound impact on this suburban California religious community. In the last decade, Mariners has become more involved in its wider community...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 December 2015
... congregations in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz yields a complex—and dynamic—picture of the potential future of American religion. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Los Feliz Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church Founders Metropolitan Community Church Founders MCC...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., twenty-one mis- sions had been founded, nine of them by Franciscan Juni- pero Serra.3 Mexico secularized California s missions in the 1830s. The Mexican-American War eventually resulted in the 1848 surrender of California to the United States. Califor- nia s composition changed dramatically once again...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... commitment to wipe Texas off the face of the Earth. More than a decade ago, I dated a Vietnamese American girl from Irvine. It didn t work out because I was insufficiently leftist for her (true story: the guy she ultimately left me for called himself Lenin). But that wasn t the best memory I have of that...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... summer days, though they are warned not to. Vietnamese-born people harvest watercress and bam- boo shoots, and Central American men wash clothes in secluded places and hang them to dry on cottonwood branches near the trail where we walk. The Santa Ana is the largest river in southern California, ninety...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 20–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... many Latinos and Asian Americans in the SGV, he was able to carve out an ethnic identity apart from dominant ideas about race: Everybody around me, they were either Mexican or Mexi- can American or Vietnamese he has said. I didn t really identify in terms of race in LA22 There is freedom in the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 20–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
...David Lee Chinese are leaving the Chinese city of San Francisco at the very moment that San Francisco has become, spectacularly, America’s most important Chinese city, with all the political prestige and potential pitfalls that ascendance implies. Middle- and lower-income Chinese Americans may be...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Tsarnaev refugees Vietnam American dream Nguyen brothers immigrants identity Untitled from the Hill of Poisonous Trees series by Dinh Q. Le . IMAGE COURTESY OF PPOW GALLERY. andrew lam Give Me the Gun The American dream in exile I am now seven years older than my father was when he came to...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that we dreamt of as Gold Rush people. It is just this magnificent place. Toward the end of his life, Franz Schurmann was of the opinion that America was in decline, but the American dream was quite alive. I saw an interview with a Vietnamese shopkeeper in San Jose once. His English was not very good...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... spaces in the modern American environmental imagination a history that has heavily shaped eco-centered sustainability discourses in the state and beyond. One root of this discourse is the California pastoral tradition as pictured on postcards and fruit crates, view-books and booster literature, and since...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 13–17.
Published: 01 October 2012
... principle holds: how can happiness exist without a certain level of balance and stability? Certainly, the California middle class loomed as the ideal for generations of immigrants from Dust Bowl Okies to post-World War II aerospace factory workers to displaced Vietnamese, Armenians, and Afghans seeking...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 76–79.
Published: 01 November 2011
... budding Mexican farmworkers move- ment; the Native American occupation of Alcatraz; the ad- vance guard of Vietnamese refugees; the Coit Tower murals painted by a Nisei Communist who was for a time the room- mate of Paul Lin s father; and an uproarious pig-roasting contest between Filipino and Pacific...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 10–14.
Published: 01 March 2011
... US citizenship. Tam was Vietnamese, but she had never been to Vietnam and was not a Vietnamese citizen. She was born in Germany, but Germany does not grant citizenship based on birthright. And although Tam subsequently spent more than twenty years in the US, the American government refused to give...