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Diversity in DiasporaHmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century$
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Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835972

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.001.0001

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Women in the Hmong Diaspora

Women in the Hmong Diaspora

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(p.165) 7 Women in the Hmong Diaspora
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Diversity in Diaspora
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Dia Cha

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0007

This chapter examines Hmong women's changing roles by examining their experiences in refugee camps and diasporic communities. It includes profiles of three well-educated female Hmong leaders and discusses the challenges they face as women, as raced women, and as subjects within the patriarchal culture of the Hmong American community. These women have been selected out of a survey of fourteen women due to limitations of space, and in order to briefly illustrate the tenacity of Hmong American women, their successes, contributions, and challenges: the profiles of Senator Mee Moua, Dr. Phua Xiong, and Mai Zong Vue. These women were chosen because they are well known in their communities and are viewed as significant role models for younger generations. Their profiles represent the vast experiences of Hmong American women in their efforts to make Hmong society a better place for future Hmong generations.

Keywords:   Hmong American women, female Hmong leaders, Hmong women, refugee camps, diasporic communities, raced women, changing roles

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