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Family tightrope

Nazli Kibria

Family tightrope

the changinglives of Vietnamese Americans

by Nazli Kibria

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnamese American families.,
  • Vietnamese Americans -- Social conditions.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p173-180. - Includes index.

    StatementNazli Kibria.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 184p. ;
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21621789M
    ISBN 100691032602, 0691021155

      “Tightrope”’s analysis of our country’s class problem reads as lived understanding. Image Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s affection for Yamhill, Ore., is the heartbeat of the book. Family Tightrope. The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans. Nazli Kibria. eISBN eBook Features. Read Anywhere. Read your book anywhere, on any device, through RedShelf's cloud based eReader. Digital Notes and Study Tools Built-in study tools include highlights, study guides, annotations, definitions, flashcards, and.

      Tightrope avoids a problem common among books about places authors have 'escaped.' Yamhill is not reflected through a rearview mirror, distorted by a removed author’s guilt, resentment or nostalgia. Rather, it is conveyed up close by way of detailed reporting on living people — intimate access achieved because the authors, while outliers. From the cover of Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope (Knopf) Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Knopf, pp., $) ‘I t’s a physical.

      Tightrope’s greatest strength is its exaltation of the common person’s voice, bearing expert witness to troubles that selfish power has wrought.” —Sarah Smarsh, The New York Times Book Review “[Tightrope] may well be the timeliest and most engrossing work of nonfiction this year.”—Newsweek “ShockingBrand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Family Tightrope The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans by Nazli Kibria. ebook. stable, hierarchical confines of their family. Questioning the accuracy of such family portrayals, Nazli Kibria draws on in-depth interviews and participant observation with Vietnamese immigrants in Philadelphia to show how they construct their family lives.


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With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared/5.

Tightrope, like other books exploring poverty in America, is at its best in describing human interest stories with real empathy and compassion. Kristof, who himself grew up in rural America, describes the lives of his schoolmates and neighbors in a way only someone from such a background could possibly express/5().

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"Tightrope is a heroic, harrowing, and at times tender look at the high wire act that is survival for too many people today. Kristof and WuDunn know there are no easy solutions here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take action, whether by pushing for better policies, or changing our own attitudes.

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Rick Wallenda still heads the families’ original enterprise—Wallenda Enterprises.AcknowledgmentsCh. 1Assimilation, Adaptation, and Immigrant Life3Ch. 2The Study and the Setting24Ch.

3Vietnamese Roots38Ch. 4Patchworking: Households in the Economy73Ch. 5The Family Tightrope: Gender RelationsCh. 6Generation GapsCh.

7The Changing Contours of Vietnamese American Family LifeBibliographyIndex