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Plaid Bag Connection is an online space for exploring the connections between Asian groups outside of the ethnic homeland. What are the similarities and differences between groups settled in different contexts? Looking within national boundaries, Asians in the diaspora might think their place in local society is unique, but is it really? I believe that diasporic Asians all over the world have a lot to learn from each other, and that there are many commonalities that transcend borders.

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  • March 26, 2013
  • 11:44 PM

Language and the stratification of restaurant labour

by Calvin Ho in The Plaid Bag Connection

Originally posted at Language on the Move. Different languages for different jobs in this Los Angeles restaurant Are there language requirements for working in restaurants in Los Angeles? These two employment signs that I saw in the window of a sushi restaurant near UCLA suggests that you need English to wait tables and Spanish to [...]... Read more »

Waldinger, Roger. (1998) The Language of Work in an Immigrant Metropolis. Journal des anthropologues. info:/

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