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Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype

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The model minority stereotype is a form of racism that targets Asians and Asian-Americans, portraying this group as consistently hard-working and academically successful. Rooted in media portrayal and reinforcement, the model minority stereotype has tremendous social, ethical, and psychological implications. Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype highlights current research on the implications of the model minority stereotype on American culture and society in general as well as Asian and Asian-American populations. An in-depth analysis of current social issues, media influence, popular culture, identity formation, and contemporary racism in American society makes this title an essential resource for researchers, educational administrators, professionals, and upper-level students in various disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Advance Praise
  7. Preface
    1. WHAT IS THE MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPE?
    2. CONCLUSION
    3. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: “I Can't Afford for You to Flunk”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. IMPLICATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Spelling Otherness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COLOR BLIND RACISM
    4. CAN YOU SPELL H-1B?
    5. MEDIA AS KING MAKERS
    6. THE LINGUA FRANCA OF POWER
    7. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (MINORITY)
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 3: The Intersection of the Asian American Model Minority Myth and Sports
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ASIANS/ASIAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS
    4. JEREMY LIN
    5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND RESEARCH
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: From Model Minority to “Angry Asian Man”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A RACIAL PROJECT: THE MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPE
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS: BEYOND DECONSTRUCTION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
    11. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 5: “You Speak Good English”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND METHOD
    3. THE PERPETUAL FOREIGNER: FROM YELLOW PERIL TO MODEL MINORITY
    4. SOLUTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Thwarting or Embodying Model Minority Stereotypes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Heritage Language Learning for Contesting the Model Minority Stereotype
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE STUDY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 8: “I Hate My Own Race. The Teachers Just Always Think We're Smart”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    4. STUDY DESIGN AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    5. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
    6. EDUCATIONAL NARRATIVES
    7. “I HATE MY OWN RACE; TEACHERS JUST THINK WE’RE SMART”: THE RACIAL LOGIC AT O’DONNELL
    8. “I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ‘WHO AM I?’ IN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS”: NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES IN AFTER-SCHOOL SPACES
    9. IMPLICATIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    14. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 9: A Double-Edged Sword
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    4. PROBLEMATIZED ASIAN IDENTITIES
    5. THEORETICAL EXAMINATION OF ASIAN MODEL MINORITY
    6. ASIAN MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPING IN EDUCATION
    7. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE STEREOTYPE
    8. THE ‘SO WHAT?’ QUESTION
    9. CONCLUDING COMMENTS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 10: Model Minority
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HOW THE MYTH PROMOTES INEQUITY AND DESTROYS RELATIONS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 11: Narratives of Asian/American Educators
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NARRATIVES OF RESISTANCE AND RHETORIC
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. EMERGING THEMES
    7. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 12: The Model Minority Narrative and Its Effect on Asian American Identity and Social Status
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MODEL MINORITY NARRATIVE
    4. IMPLICATIONS OF THE MODEL MINORITY NARRATIVE
    5. CRITIQUES OF THE MODEL MINORITY NARRATIVE
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE STUDY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors