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Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime


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Series Foreword By Lori L. Martin Foreword Carol Huang Introduction: Asian/Americans and Crime: A Critical Overview Part 1: Asian/Americans: When the Model Minority Becomes a Criminal Threat Chapter 1: Asian/Americans as Criminal Defendants: The End of the Model Minority Myth? Harvey Gee Chapter 2: Eldo Kim and the Specter of Academic Failure: The Impact of the Model Minority Stereotype on Asian/American Collegians Nicholas D. Hartlep Chapter 3: Asian/Americans in the Media: Criminals Amongst the (Invisible) Model Minorities Kyle Holody and Sung-Yeon Park Part 2: Asian/Americans: Model Minorities and Victims of Crime? Chapter 4: Newspaper Portrayals, Emotional Connection Strategies, and Commemorations of Model Minority Murder Victims Alexander Lu Chapter 5: How the Model Minority Stereotype Creates Moments of (In)visibility for Asian/American Student Victims of Violence Nicholas D. Hartlep and Krystie T. Nguyen Chapter 6: English and Chinese News Media Framing of Asian/American Victimization: The Murder of Xinran Ji Xiaoqun Zhang, Yu Wang, and Godofredo Mendez Part 3: Asian/Americans and Unjust Criminal Justice Practices Chapter 7: Media Representation of Chinese International Students in Crime News: Anonymous Victims and Invisible Communities Ke Li Chapter 8: "Not in My Hood": Identity, Crime, and Policing in Seattle's International District Andrew Cho and Tanya Velasquez About the Contributors

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Daisy Ball is assistant professor of sociology at Framingham State University. Nicholas Daniel Hartlep is assistant professor of urban education at Metropolitan State University (St. Paul, Minnesota).


Daisy Ball and Nicholas Daniel Hartlep's Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator provides a much-needed examination of an understudied and misunderstood population. Each essay offers a penetrating analysis of some aspect of the complex intersection of race, education, the media, and the criminal justice system. Sweeping in its coverage, the volume collectively challenges the hegemonic narrative that Asian/Americans are a homogeneous group and "model minorities." The volume provides powerful and nuanced insights while highlighting the critical need for further investigations into the diverse lives of Asian/Americans. -- James Hawdon, Virginia Tech
In Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator, Ball and Hartlep shine a radiant light of scrutiny that frees us from the `Model Minority' closet to be seen as authentic human beings who are both resilient and vulnerable to adverse social conditions. -- Suzanne SooHoo, Chapman University

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