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Asian-American Civic and Political Participation in Boston Enclaves: The Role of Resources and Community Organizing

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dc.contributor.author Hung, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-14T20:25:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-14T20:25:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6492
dc.description.abstract "Asian Americans in the selected Boston enclaves are increasingly active in multiple modes of civic and political participation. But there is quite a distance for them to catch up with the rest of the population. Having more resources in the form of financial and human capital would enhance Asian American participation, as well as narrow the gap with the rest of the population. The pattern of Asian American community organizing varies with the needs of the individual enclaves. The more resourceful enclaves focus on cultural and spiritual enrichment alone, but they may provide significant leadership to other communities with fewer resources. The less resourceful enclaves balance the two with providing social services and a voice to help the community participate more fully in the economic and political affairs of the larger society. The lack of resources in community organizing can be offset by favorable public policies as in the case of Cambodian Americans in Lowell and Lynn. The case of the city of Boston demonstrates that active organizing at the collective community level may stimulate various forms of individual Asian American civic and political participation to a point far beyond the prediction based on the financial and human resources in the enclave." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject citizen participatory management en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject political behavior en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.subject Asian Americans en_US
dc.title Asian-American Civic and Political Participation in Boston Enclaves: The Role of Resources and Community Organizing en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Workshop on the Workshop 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 2-6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US

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