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Participatory Citizenship and Civic Engagement: Asian Immigrants in DFW" talk by Dr. Caroline B. Brettell

Thu, September 20, 2012 • 6:00 PM • Quadrangle Room, Texas Union, University of Texas at Austin

This is a Center for Asian American Studies Event.

"Participatory Citizenship and Civic Engagement: Asian Immigrants in
DFW" talk by Dr. Caroline B. Brettell
Date: Thu, September 20, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Quadrangle Room, Texas Union, University of Texas at Austin
How do Asian immigrants to the United States participate in the public
sphere and hence become citizens, not only in the legal sense but also
socially and culturally, thorough various forms of civic engagement?
Drawing theoretically on a community of practice model that emphasizes
situated learning, Brettell will discuss how Asian immigrants in the
Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have developed a sense of
belonging and learned forms of civic engagement in their new host
country.

Caroline B. Brettell is University Distinguished Professor at Southern
Methodist University and a member of the faculty of the Department of
Anthropology. She has written extensively on problems of international
migration. Her recent research, with funding from the National Science
Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation, has focused on the
DFW-area metropolitan area as a new gateway for immigration. Her most
recent books are Civic Engagements: The Citizenship Practices of
Indian and Vietnamese Immigrants (with Deborah Reed-Danahay); Gender
in Cross-Cultural Perspective (6th edition; co-edited with Carolyn
Sargent); Citizenship, Immigration and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe
and the United States (co-edited with Deborah Reed-Danahay),
Twenty-first Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban
America (co-edited with Audrey Singer and Susan W. Hardwick), and
Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines (co-edited with James F.
Hollifield).

“Hosted by the Center for Asian American Studies with support from the
Asian American Resource Center, the Department of Anthropology and the
Department of Asian Studies.”


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