Freeman, James M., 1936-....

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1936
Americans
English, Vietnamese

Biographical notes:

James M. Freeman is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1958, a Master of Arts in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1964, and a PhD in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1968. His area of research since 1992 has included work, identity, and community in high-tech regions, involving in depth interviews in high-tech companies on the connections between work, family, and cultural identity. He has also collected the life stories of people living in India, of Vietnamese refugees, and of the people in the Silicon Valley Cultures Project over the past 25 years. Freeman hoped to capture the spirit of these people through their narratives and to convey this to a wide reading public, such as through the publication of his book Hearts of sorrow: Vietnamese-American lives in 1989.

From the description of James Freeman files, 1978-2003. (University of California, Irvine). WorldCat record id: 144566524

Historical Background

James M. Freeman is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1958, a Master of Arts in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1964, and a PhD in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1968. His area of research since 1992 has included work, identity, and community in high-tech regions, involving in depth interviews in high-tech companies on the connections between work, family, and cultural identity. He has also collected the life stories of people living in India, of Vietnamese refugees, and of the people in the Silicon Valley Cultures Project over the past 25 years. Freeman hoped to capture the spirit of these people through their narratives and to convey this to a wide reading public, such as through the publication of his book Hearts of sorrow: Vietnamese-American lives in 1989.

For further information on James Freeman, see The Silicon Valley Cultures Project Website .

From the guide to the James Freeman files, 1978-2003, (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.)

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Subjects:

  • Vietnamese Americans--Archives
  • Refugees--Vietnam--Archives
  • Refugees--Archives
  • Vietnamese Americans--Interviews
  • Refugees--Services for
  • Refugees--United States--Archives
  • Refugees--Services for--United States--Archives

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  • Vietnam (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)