By Kent A. Ono
A better half to Asian American stories is produced from 20 formerly released essays that experience performed an immense ancient position within the conceptualization of Asian American experiences as a box.
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It is our belief, however, that the Marginal Man has not resorted to widespread physical violence toward his own group because of subcultural values emphasizing restraint of disruptive feelings and because of underlying guilt feelings regarding violence to one’s own group. The Marginal Man’s over-Westernized behavior is frequently in opposition to parental values and to Chinese culture, and may arouse intense feelings of guilt. Again, Allport describes a similar process in the Jew: . . the member who denies his allegiance suffers considerable conflict.
The Traditionalist does not understand therapy and feels great shame about admitting psychological problems; the Asian-American equates psychotherapy with the status quo and is openly suspicious of this type of activity; and the Marginal Man, in his attempts to assimilate, may view therapy more favorably than the other two. As a result, the Marginal Man would be more prone to utilize mental health facilities when he encounters problems. Limitations and Implications At this point, we would like to note some limitations of our analysis.
Are between the Marginal Man and the Asian-American. (emphasis supplied) It is rather laughable, of course, to suggest that fulfilling identity alternatives exist for Chinese-Americans in the form of timid and docile ‘‘Bananas’’ or, as a certain variety of demented liberalism would appear to dictate, psychologically debilitated political activists. The same proposition, however, coming from two professional psychologists – Chinese-American ones, at that – is not as absurd as it is extremely dangerous, for therapists are held in high regard as the sanctioned 37 Ben R.