NCBI Bookshelf. Our picture of racial and ethnic disparities in the health of older Americans is strongly influenced by the methods of collecting data on race and ethnicity. At one level there is a good deal of consistency in data collection.
Buy this book! View Cart Check Out. With different histories, cultures, languages, and identities, most Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese origin are lumped together and viewed by other Americans simply as Asian Americans.
With different histories, cultures, languages, and separate identities, most Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese origin are lumped together and viewed by other Americans simply as Asian Americans. Since the mids however, these different Asian American groups have co Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order.
Since the s the United States has experienced significant demographic changes due to increased immigration from Latin America and Asia. In the last few years, the Census Bureau has even predicted that bythe U. While that claim is disputed by a number of social scientists, including RSF author Richard Albathese conversations nevertheless reveal the complexity and shifting nature of racial identity in the US today.
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Panethnicity refers to the development of bridging organizations and the generalization of solidarity among subgroups that are racialized to be homogeneous by outsiders. This chapter argues that while the formation of a consolidated white identity in the United States is self-motivated and linked to white privilege, panethnicity for people of color is a product of racial categorization and bound up with power relations. As the influx of new immigrants transforms the demographic composition of existing groups such as Asian Americans and Latinos, group members face the challenge of bridging the class, ethnic, and generational chasms dividing the immigrants and the U.
Panethnicity is a political neologism used to group various ethnic groups together based on their related cultural origins; geographic, linguistic, religious, or 'racial' similarities are often used alone or in combination to draw panethnic boundaries. In the United States, Yen Espiritu popularized the term and coined the nominal term panethnicity in reference to Asian Americansa racial category composed of disparate ethnic groups having in common only their origin in Asia. It has since seen some use as a replacement of race ; for example, the aforementioned Asian Americans can be described as "a panethnicity" of various unrelated peoples of Asiawhich are nevertheless perceived as a distinguishable group within the larger multiracial North American society. The concept is to be distinguished from " pan-nationalism ", which similarly groups related ethnicities but in the context of either ethnic nationalism e.
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This article delves into the complexity of ethnic identities in different national spaces and explores the emergence of panethnicity in the United States, which has become a phenomenon of significant sociological importance since the early s. This essay argues that such panethnicity can come from above, from state action to gather distinct national and ethnic identities, or it can come from below, from communities that band together for a common purpose. It tells of an act of miscommunication between a Mexican immigrant traveling north and a U.