Hmong Refugees’ and the United States : “Home” Loss and Estrangement

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This article aims to understand and explores narratives of loss through examining the experiencesof the displaced and resettled Hmong in the United States. I also aim to better understand the meaningof “Home” and the repercussions that its loss can bring. This paper was guided conceptually by “Home”loss. Current and past qualitative literature on the Hmong was used. The Hmong culture is not static andHmong-Americans are interacting with both America’s culture and their traditional culture, thus molding theircommon memory of “Home” and “Home” loss in the process. During that process, many of the Hmonghave experienced xenophobia through the anthem of nativism.

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MEADOWS, S. (2012). Hmong Refugees’ and the United States : “Home” Loss and Estrangement. Journal of Cultural Approach, 13(23), 80–87. Retrieved from
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