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The Resource When half is whole : multiethnic Asian American identities, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

When half is whole : multiethnic Asian American identities, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

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When half is whole : multiethnic Asian American identities
Title
When half is whole
Title remainder
multiethnic Asian American identities
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
So explains Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu in this touching, introspective, and insightful examination of mixed race Asian American experiences. The son of an Irish American father and Japanese mother, Murphy-Shigematsu uses his personal journey of identity exploration and discovery of his diverse roots to illuminate the journeys of others. Throughout the book, his reflections are interspersed among portraits of persons of biracial and mixed ethnicity and accounts of their efforts to answer a seemingly simple question: Who am I? Here we meet Norma, raised in postwar Japan, the daughter of a Japanese woman and an American serviceman, who struggled to make sense of her ethnic heritage and national belonging. Wei Ming, born in Australia and raised in the San Francisco of the 1970s and 1980s, grapples as well with issues of identity, in her case both ethnic and sexual. We also encounter Rudy, a "Mexipino"; Marshall, a "Jewish, adopted Korean"; Mitzi, a "Blackinawan"; and other extraordinary people who find how connecting to all parts of themselves also connects them to others. With its attention on people who have been regarded as "half" this or "half" that throughout their lives, these stories make vivid the process of becoming whole
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10156199
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy-Shigematsu, Stephen
Dewey number
305.895/073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Asian America
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  • Asian Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • Transnationalism
  • Américain origine asiatique
  • Multiculturalisme
  • Transnationalisme
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multiethnic Asian American identities
Label
When half is whole : multiethnic Asian American identities, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flowers amidst the ashes -- What color is your heart?? -- We must go on -- For the community -- English, I don't know! -- Bi bi girl -- I am your illusion, your reality, your future -- Grits and sushi -- I cut across borders as if they have no meaning -- Victims no more -- American girl in Asia -- Found in translation
Control code
1095627
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780804775182
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012015160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804775182
  • (OCoLC)787509333
Label
When half is whole : multiethnic Asian American identities, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flowers amidst the ashes -- What color is your heart?? -- We must go on -- For the community -- English, I don't know! -- Bi bi girl -- I am your illusion, your reality, your future -- Grits and sushi -- I cut across borders as if they have no meaning -- Victims no more -- American girl in Asia -- Found in translation
Control code
1095627
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780804775182
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012015160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804775182
  • (OCoLC)787509333

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