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The Resource Concepcion : an immigrant family's fortunes, Albert Samaha

Concepcion : an immigrant family's fortunes, Albert Samaha

Label
Concepcion : an immigrant family's fortunes
Title
Concepcion
Title remainder
an immigrant family's fortunes
Statement of responsibility
Albert Samaha
Title variation
Immigrant family's fortunes
Title variation remainder
an immigrant familys fortunes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A journalist's powerful and incisive account of the forces steering the fate of his sprawling Filipinx-American family reframes how we comprehend the immigrant experience. Nearing the age at which his mother had migrated to the U.S., part of the wave of non-Europeans who arrived after immigration quotas were relaxed in 1965, Albert Samaha began to question the ironclad belief in a better future that had inspired her family to uproot themselves from their birthplace. As a rising tide of inequality and discrimination threatened to engulf her, her brother Spanky-a rising pop star back in Manila, now working as a luggage handler at San Franciso airport, his singing carrying no farther than a restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf-and others of their generation, he wondered whether their decision to abandon a middle-class existence in the Philippines had been worth the cost. Excavating his family's history back to the region's unique geopolitical roots in Spanish colonialism, Japanese occupation, and American intervention, Samaha fits his family's arc into the wider story of global migration as determined by chess moves among superpowers. And by relating their personal history with warmth and affection but also clear-eyed skepticism, 'Concepcion' explores what it might mean to reckon with imperialism's unjust legacy, to live with contradiction and hope, to fight for the unrealized ideals of an inherited homeland"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
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11008246
Cataloging source
DLC
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Samaha, Albert
Dewey number
929.20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
F869.S39
LC item number
F436 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Concepcion family
  • Samaha, Albert
  • Filipino Americans
  • Filipino Americans
  • Immigrants
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Mindanao Island (Philippines)
  • Mindanao Island (Philippines)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an immigrant family's fortunes
Label
Concepcion : an immigrant family's fortunes, Albert Samaha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Score -- Departures -- Conversion -- Genesis -- Young Colonist -- Allies -- Collision Sport -- Moving
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780593086087
Lccn
2021013641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030780431
System control number
  • on1239649983
  • (OCoLC)1239649983
Label
Concepcion : an immigrant family's fortunes, Albert Samaha
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Score -- Departures -- Conversion -- Genesis -- Young Colonist -- Allies -- Collision Sport -- Moving
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780593086087
Lccn
2021013641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030780431
System control number
  • on1239649983
  • (OCoLC)1239649983

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