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JewAsian : race, religion, and identity for America's newest Jews / Helen Kiyong Kim, Noah Samuel Leavitt.

By: Kim, Helen Kiyong [author.].
Contributor(s): Leavitt, Noah Samuel [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies of Jews in society: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803288713; 0803288719.Subject(s): Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Jewish families -- Religious life -- United States | Children of interfaith marriage -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: JewAsianDDC classification: 306.840973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
1. Introducing Jewish American and Asian American marriages -- 2. Understanding the current racial and religious landscape in the United States -- 3. Intermarriage? moving beyond the interfaith debate -- 4. Jews and Asians? separate or the same? -- 5. Love and marriage -- 6. What about the kids? -- 7. Looking forward? becoming JewAsian.
Summary: "In 2010 approximately 15 percent of all new marriages in the United States were between spouses of different racial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, raising increasingly relevant questions regarding the multicultural identities of new spouses and their offspring. But while new census categories and a growing body of statistics provide data, they tell us little about the inner workings of day-to-day life for such couples and their children. JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt's book explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong. Using in-depth interviews with couples and the children of Jewish American and Asian American marriages, Kim and Leavitt's research sheds much-needed light on the everyday lives of these partnerships and how their children negotiate their own identities in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "An examination of intersecting racial, ethnic, and religious identities among couples where one partner is Jewish American and the other is Asian American"-- Provided by publisher.
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1. Introducing Jewish American and Asian American marriages -- 2. Understanding the current racial and religious landscape in the United States -- 3. Intermarriage? moving beyond the interfaith debate -- 4. Jews and Asians? separate or the same? -- 5. Love and marriage -- 6. What about the kids? -- 7. Looking forward? becoming JewAsian.

"In 2010 approximately 15 percent of all new marriages in the United States were between spouses of different racial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, raising increasingly relevant questions regarding the multicultural identities of new spouses and their offspring. But while new census categories and a growing body of statistics provide data, they tell us little about the inner workings of day-to-day life for such couples and their children. JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt's book explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong. Using in-depth interviews with couples and the children of Jewish American and Asian American marriages, Kim and Leavitt's research sheds much-needed light on the everyday lives of these partnerships and how their children negotiate their own identities in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.

"An examination of intersecting racial, ethnic, and religious identities among couples where one partner is Jewish American and the other is Asian American"-- Provided by publisher.

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Helen Kiyong Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Whitman College. Her work has been published in the Journal of Jewish Identities and Forward and has been anthologized in several publications. Noah Samuel Leavitt is an associate dean of students at Whitman College and has served as the advocacy director for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications including Contemporary Jewry , Slate , the International Herald Tribune , and Forward .<br>

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