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Author Yee, Alfred.
Title Shopping at Giant Foods : Chinese American supermarkets in Northern California / Alfred Yee.
Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2003.

Author Yee, Alfred.
Series Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies
Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Subject Supermarkets -- California, Northern.
Chinese Americans -- California, Northern.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 193 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index.
Contents Supermarkets -- Community, employment, and enterprise -- Beginnings -- Golden times -- Decline and passing -- Employees and salesmen -- Chinese management and labor unions -- Stop-n-shop.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation "From the 1930s through the 1970s, Chinese American-owned supermarkets located outside of Chinatown, catering to a non-Chinese clientele and featuring mainstream American foods and others products and services, rose to prominence and phenomenal success in Northern California, only to decline as union regulations and competition from national chains made their operation unprofitable. Alfred Yee's study of this trajectory is an insider's view of a fascinating era in Asian American immigration and entrepreneurship. Drawing on oral interviews with individuals who worked in the business during its peak and decline, he presents an accessible history that illustrates how this once-thriving business fostered the social and economic integration of Chinese Americans into life in the United States."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Note English.
ISBN 9780295802282 (electronic bk.)
0295802286 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 842932582
Additional Format Print version: Yee, Alfred. Shopping at Giant Foods. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2003 0295983043 (DLC) 2003040288 (OCoLC)51607605