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Chapter 17: Asian American/Pacific Islander Families in Conflict

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Families in Conflict
Asian American/Pacific Islander families in conflict
DavidSueWestern Washington University
Conflict in Asian American/Pacific Islander Families

The focus of this chapter will be on the problems faced by many Asian American/Pacific Islander families and the interplay between traditional family values and those of the society at large. The Asian American and Pacific Islanders group (AA/PI) is composed of approximately 28 different Asian and 19 Pacific Islander subgroups ranging from those with similar to those with very different cultural values, religions, and languages (National Women's Health Information Center, 2002). Asian refers to the peoples with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent (Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam). According to the U.S. Census ...

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