In Search Of Respect By Bourgois

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Wah-Yet then sent all six of her sons back to her home in China to receive an education, as she believed that the quality of education in her new home did not meet the standards of the institutions where she was from. She then had all of her daughters legally assume English first names so that they could attend a catholic private school right down the street from the restaurant. This effort of assimilation that Wah-Yet took made for her daughters is similar to the social changes that the Puerto-Rican immigrants encountered in Bourgois’ book, In Search of Respect (Bourgois). Her daughters were not admitted to the school until their names were legally changed, and while at school they were prohibited to speak in their first language, Cantonese.
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