Dr James M. Freeman  

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Dr. James M. Freeman is an Emeritus Professor at the Anthropology Department at San Jose State University. His doctorate is from Harvard University, earned in 1968. His ethnographic fieldwork spans Orissa, India (1962-1963; 1970-1972), Vietnamese refugees and immigrants (1980 onward), and research in the Silicon Valley Cultures Project beginning in 1992. He is the author of numerous ethnographies including: Scarcity and Opportunity in an Indian Village (1977, 1985); Untouchable: An Indian Life History, winner of the 1979 Choice Outstanding Academic Book; Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese-American Lives (1989), winner of the 1990 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation and 1990 Outstanding Book Award, Association for Asian-American Studies; Changing Identities: Vietnamese Americans 1975-1995 (1995); Voices from the Camps: Vietnamese Children Seeking Asylum (2003, with Nguyen Dinh Huu) and was second author on Busier than Ever! (2007, With Darrah and English-Lueck).

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