Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling

Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context

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  • Kevin D. Lam

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Winner of the American Educational Studies Association 2016 Critics' Choice Book Award

Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling examines the formation of Vietnamese American youth gangs in Southern California. Lam addresses the particularities of racism, violence, and schooling in an era of anti-youth legislation and frames gang members as post-colonial subjects, offering an alternative analysis toward humanization and decolonization.


Race and racism Postcolonial studies Youth studies Youth violence Asian American youth gangs Vietnamese American youth gangs Critical pedagogy Urban Education Multiculturalism Cultural Studies Inter-ethnic conflict Los Angeles Southern California Asian American Studies Asian American Education Sociology Ethnic studies American studies conflict education ethnic studies migration politics Presse schooling sociology violence

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