Reviews and Testimonials
Scholars of education and other social sciences explore the model minority stereotype of Asians and Asian Americans. Their topics include positive Asian stereotypes and supportive communication for Asian college students, the intersection of the Asian American model minority myth and sport, an alternative look at the adjustment of Asian international students in American higher education, Korean American college students learning their heritage language for contesting the model minority stereotype, side effects of the model minority stereotype on Asian immigrants in the US, and the model minority narrative and its effect on Asian American identity and social status.
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This is an important book that gives us excellent insights into why it is not always good to be seen as model minority. The research and theory of the chapters are at a high level and provide insights to almost anyone who reads the book, despite how much they already know (or think they know). In addition to references, each chapter has “Key Terms and Definitions” at the end, which help explain the meaning of technical terms as well as more common words. This book can help scholars and laypersons better understand the damaging consequences of positive stereotypes. It could be used as a supplemental textbook in ethnic studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, social psychology, social problems, history, and education courses.
– Russell Eisenman, PhD, University of Georgia, USA