By Bic Ngo
In her ethnographic learn of Lao American scholars at an city, public highschool, Bic Ngo indicates how simplistic debts of those scholars gentle over unfinished, precarious identities and contested social kinfolk. Exploring the ways in which immigrant adolescence identities are formed via dominant discourses that simplify and confine their stories inside of binary different types of good/bad, traditional/modern, and success/failure, she unmasks and examines the tales we inform approximately them, and unsettles the hegemony of discourses that body identities inside discrete dualisms. instead of cohesive, the identification negotiations of Lao American scholars are responses that vary, withstand, or echo those discourses. Ngo argues that whereas Lao American scholars are altering what it skill to be “urban” and “immigrant” adolescence, most folks are not able to learn them as doing so, and as an alternative see the adolescence as harassed, backward, and complicated. via illuminating the discursive practices of identification, this learn underscores the necessity to conceptualize city, immigrant identities as contradictory, fractured, and unresolved.