This study was a two-year examination of the material culture of adolescent (12, 13 and 14-year-old) immigrant students attending a public middle school in a suburban area of northern California. The children represented a diversity of religions, social class and immigration patterns, as they originated from a wide range of countries such as the Ukraine, Fiji, Vietnam, Pakistan, Mongolia, India, China and Mexico. These children, termed q1.5 generationq as they are young immigrants to the U.S., are one of the fastest growing segments of the American youth population, but have so far been underrepresented in youth studies.Even students who attended elementary school in the U.S. reported being scared at middle school. A student from India but who had lived in the U.S. for several years wrote: My first day at SMS it was very difficult. ... One of the Indian boys in our classroom who spoke 4 languages fluentlyaHindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English, was a natural translator for our ... I called the essay aHow to Survive at Santos Middlea, and asked the ELL students to write a letter to a friend or younger siblinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Bodies in Place, Bodies in Motion: Images of Immigrant Youth Negotiating Food, Location and Identity|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|