ETHN 119

EXAM 2: ESSAY PORTION (40 points) (500 - 700 words, typed).

 

LABOR MIGRATION THEORY: answer ALL the questions in both Part I & II.

 

Part I. Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart. According to classic “push-pull” theory of immigration, there are “push” forces that coerce people to leave their country of origin, and there are also “pull” forces that attract people to their country of destination. Examples of push forces are war, famine and poverty; pull forces are better economic opportunities, political stability (no war), and a prosperous society.

 

For your exam essay, using Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart (a) discuss what the “push” and  “pull” forces were that caused the migration of Filipinos to the United States.  Then (b) explain what the social and economic challenges were that Filipinos faced in the United States.

*In your answer, using Bulosan’s book, provide 2 (two) short quotes each for (a) and (b). Short quotes must NOT be longer than one (1) line—provide the exact page number where the quote came from.

 

*Essay minimum requirement: 250 words total, typed, single-spaced—do NOT go over 400 words.

 

Part II. Evangeline Canonizado Buell’s Twenty-Five Chickens.

Describe and explain how Buell experienced and overcame the difficult challenges presented by (c) domestic violence, (d) racism. *In your answer, using Buell’s book, provide 2 (two) short quotes each for (c) and (d). Short quotes must NOT be longer than one (1) lines—provide the exact page number where the quote came from.

 

*Essay minimum requirement: 250 words total, typed, single-spaced—do NOT go over 400 words.

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 * Do your essay (typed, single-spaced) ahead of time and submit your essay in class at the beginning of the exam. Make sure you label your essay with the appropriate section (a), (b), (c) and (d).

 

* Do NOT put your NAME in the front page—put name in the BACK of the last page so I cannot see your name unless I turn the page over.

 

DUE in beginning of class on Exam day: Thursday, 15 November 2012.