Caroline L. Faulkner, lecturer in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, reviews The Promised Land: Socioeconomic Reality of the Hmong People in Urban America (1976-2000). The book seeks to uncover the level of assimilation of Hmong refugees in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The author provides a detailed background of the Hmong’s life in Laos and transition to the United States. Using ethnographic data from personal interviews, the author then sets out to empirically measure assimilation based on 7 dimensions of assimilation derived from a 1964 study.
Read book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00287.x/abstract