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By Nancy Foner

Immigrants and their American-born young ones characterize approximately one sector of the USA inhabitants. Drawing on wealthy, in-depth ethnographic study, the interesting case experiences in throughout Generations study the intricacies of kin among the generations in a wide variety of immigrant groups—from Latin the United States, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa—and supply a feeling of what daily life is like in immigrant families.Moving past the clich? of the youngsters of immigrants carrying out pitched battles opposed to tradition-bound mom and dad from the outdated state, those vibrant essays supply a nuanced view that brings out the binds that bind the generations in addition to the tensions that divide them. Tackling key concerns like parental self-discipline, marriage offerings, academic and occupational expectancies, criminal prestige, and transnational relations ties, throughout Generations brings an important insights to our realizing of the USA as a kingdom of immigrants.Contributors: Leisy Abrego, JoAnn D'Alisera, Joanna Dreby, Yen Le Espiritu, Greta Gilbertson, Nazli Kibria, Cecilia Menj'var, Jennifer E. Sykes, Mary C. Waters, and Min Zhou.

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They come to terms with the fact that growing up in Chinese families is different. As Betty Lee Sung observes: For Chinese immigrant children who live in New York’s Chinatown or in satellite Chinatowns, these [bi-cultural] conflicts are moderated to a large degree because there are other Chinese children around to mitigate the dilemmas that they encounter. When they are among their own, the Chinese ways are better known and better accepted. 13 Ethnic institutions also allow the children to develop strategies to cope with parental constraints.

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Asymmetric filial piety, unconditional submission to authority, and face-saving override other familial values in the traditional Chinese family. Even though modernization has brought changes to the family in China, these traditional influences still loom large among Chinese immigrants. The problem is that in the American context, these practices and values are frowned upon, and children and parents are expected to be independent individuals on equal terms. The immigrant Chinese family is often referred to by the children as a “pressure cooker,” where intense intergenerational conflicts accumulate and sometimes boil to the point of explosion.

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