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Honorable Mention for the 2017 Book Award on Oriental America sponsored by the American Sociological Association (ASA) - Asia and also Eastern America Section.

Is race just around the color of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo mirrors that what "color" you are counts greatly on your social conmessage. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Oriental American motion and also are classified by the U.S. Census as Eastern. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines indicates that they share many type of cultural qualities with Latinos, such as last names, religious beliefs, and language. Hence, Filipinos" "color"—their sense of link through other racial groups—changes depending upon their social context.

The Filipino story demonstprices how immigration is altering the way human being negotiate race, specifically in cities like Los Angeles wbelow Latinos and Asians now constitute a collective majority. Amplifying their voices, Ocampo illustrates exactly how second-generation Filipino Americans" racial identities adjust depending upon the neighborhoods they grow up in, the colleges they attfinish, and the human being they befrifinish. At some point, The Latinos of Asia offers a window right into both the racial consciousness of everyday civilization and also the altering racial landscape of Amerihave the right to culture.

About the author

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Anthony Christian Ocampo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Ford Foundation Postdoctdental Other at the School of Public Policy at College of California-Riverside.

"This is a groundbreaking book about among the least understood groups of people: Filipinos. As a world, we"re a lot American, we"re absolutely Asian, and also we"re undeniably Latino. The Latinos of Asia is crucial analysis not only for the Filipino diaspora yet for anyone who cares around the mysteries of racial identification."—Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and also founder of Define American and #EmergingUS

"Assessing Filipino American experiences of "looking Eastern yet having a Spanish last name" or "looking Mexihave the right to but identifying as Eastern," Ocampo shows how the children of Filipino immigrants constantly challenge the prevailing racial mapping rules in America. The Latinos of Asia is groundbreaking, providing an ingenious perspective on racial dynamics and also development."—Min Zhou, Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology, Nanyang Technological College, and also co-Author of The Eastern Amerideserve to Achievement Paradox

"Are Filipino Americans Eastern, Latino, or somepoint else entirely? In this provocative book, Anthony Ocampo deftly combines survey analysis, comprehensive interviews, and also individual narrative to present that the answer is not an easy one. It counts critically on conmessage and also has necessary effects for matters such as life possibilities, life options, and race relationships in a swiftly diversifying country."—Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor and Associate Dean of Public Policy, College of The golden state Riverside

"Engaging and also timely, The Latinos of Asia shatters static, homogenizing, and also binary categorizations of Oriental Americans and also Latinas/os. Presenting powerful testimonials by Filipinos from two Los Angeles neighborhoods and centering dynamics in schools and also areas, this must-check out book complicates understandings of race, identity, and also Los Angeles."—Gilda L. Ochoa, Author of Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans and the Achievement Gap

"The Latinos of Asia is groundbreaking. Ocampo examines racial identities among Filipino Americans not simply in relation to whites, but in relation to other minorities. Through candid and also eloquent responses from Filipino Amerihave the right to young adults, and also engaging links to scholarly discussions, Ocampo tracks the fluidity of race and also argues that place matters in exactly how world concerned think around themselves."—Robyn Rodriguez, UC Davis

"The Latinos of Asia presents a creative analysis of Filipinos as an "in-between" world straddling the stigmatized immigive teams from Latin America and also design minority newcomer populaces from Asia. This book convincingly demonstprices that race is not a fixed characteristic of individuals and also groups. Anthony Ocampo"s work-related will capture the creativity of students of immigration, race, and also ethnicity achoose."—Rubén Hernández-León, Associate Professor of Sociology and also Director of the UCLA Center for Mexideserve to Studies

"In this innovative book, Anthony Ocampo brings to light the ambiguities and also ambivalences of a racial identity that is always Filipina/o however likewise contingently Eastern, Latina/o, and also Pacific Islander. Brimming through unmeant findings and insightful explanations, The Latinos of Asia underscores the intrinsic instability and also enduring power of race."—Moon-Kie Jung, writer of Beneath the Surconfront of White slrfc.orgremacy

"Anthony Ocampo shows that understanding race in today"s America way understanding a team that toes various racial lines: Filipino Americans. Through rich interviews and accessible pclimbed, Ocampo explains just how Filipino Americans straddle Latino and also Eastern racial categories, and also what that straddling says around race in the USA now. This is the definitive account of the contemporary Filipino American suffer."—Tomás R. Jiménez, Stanford University; author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexihave the right to Americans Immigration, and Identity

"Anthony Ocampo"s fascinating research illustrates just how Filipinos perform not fit neatly into Amerideserve to racial categories. His extremely available narrative carries the reader via various social and also institutional contexts that draw Filipinos back and forth over panethnic lines, and obstacle our notion of what panethnicity indicates in America."—Wendy Roth, Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of British Columbia

"The Latinos of Asia is a very thought-provoking and well-researched book that provides a far-reaching contribution to our understanding of the varied cultural and also social experiences of Filipino Americans and Oriental Americans, especially in regards to their ethnic and also racial identities...The Latinos of Asia promises to be a very pertained to occupational on the contemporary Filipino Amerideserve to suffer."—Jonathan Y. Okamura, Conshort-term Sociology

"The Latinos of Asia is a vital contribution to the field of sociology and also social science understandings of Filipinos in the USA. Although Ocampo"s findings might be distinct to Filipinos in the Los Angeles area, his job-related pushes open the door for more sociological research to research Filipinos in the United States."—Daniel B. Eisen, Ethnic and also Racial Studies

"I learned an excellent deal from The Latinos of Asia. Ocampo"s available creating style and also substantial understanding of what it means to be Filipino in America make the book a page-turner. Ocampo certainly accomplishes what my student observed as the book"s significant strength—he thoughtcompletely illuminates components shaping the racial identity of an essential, yet overlooked, ethnic group."—Emily Walton, Sociology of Race and also Ethnicity

"The Latinos of Asia is important analysis for those interested in expertise the intricacy of American race connections. The beauticompletely created accounts expose just how Filipinos battle with the duty of race and location in America and also the effects of this struggle for exactly how they produce life goals, choose whom to love, and also decide whom they will befrifinish. Weaving together different stories, Ocampo expertly shows that, by questioning and accepting panethnicity, Filipinos break and also remake the rules of race."—G. Cristina Mora, American Journal of Sociology

"Ocampo"s research renders handy contributions to the theorization of comparative racialization procedures in the USA. This book is especially indispensable to students of Oriental Amerideserve to racialization insofar as Ocampo"s research demonstrates the undeniable need to restructure...the "racial triangulation" of Eastern Americans by even more thoaround accountancy for the relational positionality of Latino Americans within that schema."––Alden Sajor Marte-Wood, Journal of Eastern American Studies