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Family Tightrope:
The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans
Nazli Kibria

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"Kibria has produced the most insightful study to date about the accommodations, frustrations, and small victories that some Vietnamese have experienced as they reconstructed their shattered lives on American soil. . . . Family Tightrope is a clearly written and well-argued book that makes an important contribution not only to our knowledge of Vietnamese refugees but also to a more general understanding of immigrant adaptation and how ethnic identity is repeatedly reconstructed over time."--The Journal of American History

ENDORSEMENTS:

"The first book devoted exclusively to the study of changing family household, gender, and generational relations within the Vietnamese-American community. It is valuable not only because it shatters the stereotype of the unchanging Confucian family but also because it provides a testable framework for tracing patterns of relative economic success and failure in Vietnamese and possibly other communities."--James Freeman, author of Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese-American Lives

"This book is valuable not only because it shatters the stereotype of the unchanging Confucian family but also because it provides a testable framework for tracing patterns of relative economic success and failure in Vietnamese and possibly other communities. This is an excellent book. I recommend it highly."--James Freeman, San Jose State University

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