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From Missionaries to Main Street
The Story of One Sgaw Karen Family in the United States
172 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-808-9 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (January 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80073-809-6 eBook Not Yet Published
The Htoo family, who are Sgaw Karen and originally from Burma, resettled in Georgia in the United States refugee resettlement program in 2007. This book chronicles their life in their new country. While the Htoo family’s story is singular, the family’s experiences in Burma, Thai refugee camps, and their experiences in the US are representative of other refugees from Burma and beyond. The book provides historical and cultural information on the Sgaw Karen people against the backdrop of the Htoo family’s path from Burma to Thailand. It also explores the Htoo children’s home and school learning experiences and their relationship with the author as teacher, collaborator, and friend.
Daniel Gilhooly is an Associate Professor in the College of education at the University of Central Missouri. He has written many articles on his work with the Karen in rural Georgia. He was an English language teacher from 1997 to 2016.
Subject: Refugee and Migration StudiesAnthropology (General)Sociology
Area: North America
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