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

Is race just about the shade of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what "color" you are counts mainly on your social context. Filipino Americans, for instance, helped develop the Oriental Amerihave the right to motion and are classified by the UNITED STATE Census as Eastern. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines means that they share many type of social features via Latinos, such as last names, religious beliefs, and also language. Thus, Filipinos" "color"—their feeling of connection via various other racial groups—changes depending upon their social context.

The Filipino story demonstrates just how immigration is transforming the means human being negotiate race, specifically in cities like Los Angeles wright here Latinos and Asians now constitute a cumulative majority. Amplifying their voices, Ocampo illustrates exactly how second-generation Filipino Americans" racial identities adjust depending on the communities they prosper up in, the colleges they attend, and also the world they befriend. Ultimately, The Latinos of Asia jiyuushikan.orgplies a window into both the racial consciousness of daily human being and the transforming racial landscape of American society.

About the author

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

"This is a groundbreaking book around one of the least interpreted groups of people: Filipinos. As a people, we"re a lot Amerideserve to, we"re certainly Oriental, and we"re undeniably Latino. The Latinos of Asia is vital reading not only for the Filipino diaspora however for anyone who cares about the mysteries of racial identity."—Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and also founder of Define Amerideserve to and #EmergingUS

"Assessing Filipino Amerideserve to experiences of "looking Asian but having actually a Spanish last name" or "looking Mexican yet identifying as Eastern," Ocampo shows just how the youngsters 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 development."—Min Zhou, Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University, and also co-Author of The Oriental Amerihave the right to Achievement Paradox

"Are Filipino Americans Oriental, Latino, or somepoint else entirely? In this provocative book, Anthony Ocampo deftly combines survey evaluation, thorough interviews, and also personal narrative to show that the answer is not a straightforward one. It counts critically on conmessage and also has necessary effects for matters such as life possibilities, life choices, and race connections in a promptly diversifying country."—Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor and also Associate Dean of Public Policy, College of The golden state Riverside

"Engaging and also timely, The Latinos of Asia shatters static, homogenizing, and binary categorizations of Asian Americans and Latinas/os. Presenting effective testimonials by Filipinos from 2 Los Angeles areas and centering dynamics in schools and neighborhoods, this must-read book complicates understandings of race, identification, and also Los Angeles."—Gilda L. Ochoa, Author of Academic Profiling: Latinos, Eastern Americans and also the Achievement Gap

"The Latinos of Asia is groundbreaking. Ocampo examines racial identities among Filipino Americans not just in relation to whites, yet in relation to various other minorities. Thstormy candid and eloquent responses from Filipino Amerihave the right to young adults, and engaging links to academic discussions, Ocampo tracks the fluidity of race and also argues that area matters in exactly how people involved think about themselves."—Robyn Rodriguez, UC Davis

"The Latinos of Asia presents an innovative analysis of Filipinos as an "in-between" people straddling the stigmatized immigrant groups from Latin America and design minority newcomer populations from Asia. This book convincingly demonstprices that race is not a fixed characteristic of people and also groups. Anthony Ocampo"s job-related will capture the imagination of students of immigration, race, and also ethnicity alike."—Rubén Hernández-León, Associate Professor of Sociology and also Director of the UCLA Center for Mexihave the right 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 even Pacific Islander. Brimming through unexpected findings and also insightful explacountries, The Latinos of Asia underscores the intrinsic instcapacity and enin the time of power of race."—Moon-Kie Jung, author of Beneath the Surconfront of White jiyuushikan.orgremacy

"Anthony Ocampo shows that understanding race in today"s America means understanding a team that toes various racial lines: Filipino Americans. Thstormy well-off interviews and easily accessible pclimbed, Ocampo describes exactly how Filipino Americans straddle Latino and Asian racial categories, and also what that straddling claims around race in the USA today. This is the definitive account of the modern Filipino Amerideserve to endure."—Tomás R. Jiménez, Stanford University; author of Replenimelted Ethnicity: Mexideserve to Americans Immigration, and also Identity

"Anthony Ocampo"s fascinating examine illustprices how Filipinos carry out not fit neatly right into Amerideserve to racial categories. His highly accessible narrative carries the reader through different social and institutional contexts that draw Filipinos back and forth over panethnic lines, and difficulty our concept of what panethnicity implies in America."—Wendy Roth, Associate Professor of Sociology, The College of British Columbia

"The Latinos of Asia is an extremely thought-provoking and well-researched book that provides a far-ranging contribution to our expertise of the diverse social and also social experiences of Filipino Americans and Oriental Americans, especially in terms of their ethnic and also racial identities...The Latinos of Asia guarantees to be a extremely pertained to job-related on the modern Filipino American endure."—Jonathan Y. Okamura, Conmomentary Sociology

"The Latinos of Asia is a vital contribution to the field of sociology and social science understandings of Filipinos in the USA. Although Ocampo"s findings may be distinctive to Filipinos in the Los Angeles location, his occupational pushes open the door for even more sociological research study to study Filipinos in the United States."—Daniel B. Eisen, Ethnic and Racial Studies

"I learned an excellent deal from The Latinos of Asia. Ocampo"s available creating style and large expertise of what it suggests 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 factors shaping the racial identification of a vital, yet overlooked, ethnic team."—Emily Walton, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

"The Latinos of Asia is important reading for those interested in knowledge the intricacy of American race relations. The beautifully composed accounts reveal exactly how Filipinos struggle via the duty of race and also location in America and also the implications of this struggle for how they produce life purposes, pick whom to love, and also decide whom they will befriend. Weaving together different stories, Ocampo expertly shows that, by questioning and also accepting panethnicity, Filipinos break and remake the rules of race."—G. Cristina Mora, American Journal of Sociology

"Ocampo"s research renders useful contributions to the theorization of comparative racialization procedures in the United States. This book is particularly indispensable to students of Eastern Amerideserve to racialization insofar as Ocampo"s study demonstrates the undeniable need to reframe...the "racial triangulation" of Oriental Americans by more thoapproximately audit for the relational positionality of Latino Americans within that schema."––Alden Sajor Marte-Wood, Journal of Asian American Studies