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By Bindi V. Shah

Laotian Daughters focuses on second-generation environmental justice activists in Richmond, California. Bindi Shah's pathbreaking booklet charts those younger women's efforts to enhance the degraded stipulations of their neighborhood and explores the methods their activism and political practices face up to the unfavorable stereotypes of race, type, and gender linked to their ethnic group.

Using ethnographic observations, interviews, concentration teams, and archival information on their participation in Asian formative years Advocates—a formative years management improvement project—Shah analyzes the kids' mobilization for social rights, cross-race kinfolk, and negotiations of gender and inter-generational kinfolk. She additionally addresses problems with ethnic adolescence, and immigration and citizenship and the way those form nationwide identities.

Shah finally unearths that citizenship as a social perform is not only an grownup adventure, and that ethnicity is an ongoing strength within the political and social identities of second-generation Laotians.

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