Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender / College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville
Through in-depth interviews with Chinese working-class immigrant women, this study highlights the meanings of their Chinatown community and adjustment to U.S. life. By adopting a phcnomenological approach, three themes based on the trope of the American Dream emerged that illustrated these women's experiences with compounded immobilities, structural injustice, and racial antagonisms. Nonethless, the interviews evidence resilience in the theme of a "wobbly bed" with implications for national immigration policies and intercultural communication models.
Cheng, H.-I. (2013). “A wobbly bed still stands on three legs”: On Chinese immigrant women’s experiences with ethnic community. Women & Language, 36 (1), 7-25.