Calling in the Soul: Gender and the Cycle of Life in a Hmong Village
Hmong Americans are a diaspora group that came from Laos after leaving southern China in the early 1800s. The U.S. C.I.A. recruited a Hmong army during the 1960s to assist with the American military campaign against communism in Southeast Asia. Hmong refugees began arriving in the United States in 1975 following the collapse of the pro-American Laotian government. There are now about 200,000 Hmong Americans.
One of the biggest challenges in understanding the adaptation of Hmong Americans is the dearth of knowledge about their traditional way of life. Since the Lao People's Democratic Republic remains inaccessible to social scientists, one avenue for investigating the pre-migration …
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Publication information: Article title: Calling in the Soul: Gender and the Cycle of Life in a Hmong Village. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Ethnic Studies Review. Volume: 27. Issue: 1 Publication date: April 3, 2004. Page number: 106. © National Association for Ethnic Studies Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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