Hmong Studies Citations
Hmong Studies Citations Index yog ib qhov vev xaim es khaws ntawv thiab xov xwm txog neeg HMoob uas neeg sau pib thaum 1975 los txog 2018. Qhov vev xaim nov kaws lub ntawv npe, tus sau lub npe, thiab xyoo sau. Hauv tsev kawm ntawv qib siab, Hmong Studies yog ib qho kev kawm txog neeg HMoob lub neej, HMoob keeb kws, thiab HMoob kab li kev cais. Cov ntawv no kuv khaws thiab sau los ntaw lub Hmong Studies Journal, Web of Science, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, lwm qhov chaw khaws ntawv txog HMoob, thiab Mark Pfeifer cov ntawv nws khaws txog neeg HMoob. Hmong Studies Citations Index txawv ntawm Mark Pfeifer cov ntaw nws khaws txog neeg HMoov vim hais tias qhov Index nov khawv txhua txhua yam ntawv sau txog neeg HMoov xws li cov ntawv tshua xyuas cov phau ntawv txog neeg HMoob mus rau cov ntawv nom tswv sau qhia txog neeg HMoob mus rau cov ntawv es neeg sau piav thiab qhia txog neeg HMoob tom rooj sib tham. Viv hais tias kuv khaws cov ntawv thiab xov xwm no los ntawm ob peb qhov chaw coj los ua ib pawg rau hauv Hmong Studies Citation Index, kuv sau ib nyuag tas zog. Tsis tas li ntawv, kuv saib tag nrho cov ntawv thiab xov xwm hauv Hmong Studies Citations Index seb tub neeg sau cov ntawv hauv lus Askiv, HMoob lossim lwm yam lus. Qhov ntawv nov-- seb ib qho ntawv sau hauv lus dabtsis-- tseem ceeb heev vim hais tias tsis muaj ib qhov cawg lossim vev xaim es qhia rau yus seb phau ntawv twg sau haus yam lus dabtsi.Yog koj yog ib tug neeg xav kawm los qhia sau/nyeem ntawv HMoob RPA los tshawb fawb txog HMoob cov lus, qhov xwm nov yuav tseem ceeb heev rau koj.
Kuv khaws cov ntawv coj los cia rau hauv Hmong Studies Citations Index vim hais tias kuv xav saib seb puas muaj vaj huam sib hluag thiab kev ncas ncees thaum yus piv ntawv sau nrog tus neeg sau-- haiv neeg twg yog haiv neeg es sau ntawv txog neeg HMoob? Qhov kuv tshawb fawb no kuv muab sau rau hauv ib tshooj hauv ib phau ntawv txog kev Mekas tsuj neeg dub hau: kuv zaj tshooj hu “Loosening the Grip of Imperialism and White Supremacy in Hmong Studies: The Role of Area Studies Librarianship” (hnub tim uas yuav tawm tsis tau txiav txim). Kuv nrhiav tau hais tias 1975 txog 2018, feem ntau neeg dawb yog cov sau, cov sau ntawv es muaj koob muaj npe los yog neeg dawb, thiab cov ntawv txog neeg HMoob los sau haus lus Askiv, tsis yog sau hauv lus HMoob.
Kuv xav qhia rau nej hais tias feem ntau cov ntawv kuv khaws no yog ntawv es sau hauv USA vim hais tias cov chaw es kaws ntawv txog neeg HMoob nyob hauv USA thiab lawv khaws ntawv es neeg Mekas sau. Tsis tas li ntawv, tseem ceeb hais tia koj nkag siab hais tias qhov vev xaim nov thiab cov npe ntawv thiab tus sau lub npe nyob hauv qhov Index nov tsis kaws txhua yas ntawv txog neeg HMoob. Muaj neeg HMoob nyob ntau ntau lub teb chaw; vim li nov, hom neeg es txawv neeg Ameliskas kuj sau ntawv txog neeg HMoob thiab. Cov ntawv no kuv khaws tsis tau vim hais tias kev nkag khaws cov ntawv no nyuaj heev li.
Hmong Studies qhia thiab kawv txog neeg HMoob tabsis feem ntau mas neeg HMoob tsis yog cov sau cov ntawv no. Hmong Studies tsa neeg Mekas los ua cov neeg es paub txhij txog neeg HMoob. Qhov teeb meem hauv Hmong Studies no mas yog hais tias neeg HMoob ua yog cov EXPERTS ntawv HMoob kav lis kev cai tsis yog cov es paub txhij; Hmong Studies xum muab neeg Mekas tsa los ua cov es paub txhij. Feem ntau cov ntawv kuv khaws no yog ntawv es sau hauv USA vim hais tias cov chaw es kaws ntawv txog neeg HMoob nyob hauv USA thiab lawv khaws ntawv es neeg Mekas sau.
Kuv lub npe yog Maij Xyooj. Kuv niam thiab txiv yog Nom Neeb Xyooj thiab Nyiaj Thoj hauv La Crosse, WI. Kuv yog ib tug librarian lossim ib tub neeg khaws ntaub ntawv nyob rau hauv UW-Madison Libraries August 2017 mus txog April 2021. Yog koj muaj lus nug lossim lus hais, xa email rau kuv email@example.com.
Hmong Studies Citations is an index of Hmong Studies publications from 1975 to 2018. Hmong Studies commits itself to studying HMoob subjectivities from a variety of disciplines (I use the spelling “HMoob” to honor Moob Ntsuab and Hmoob Dawb dialects. I do not change the spelling of organizations/bodies/persons that use the spelling “Hmong,” such as Hmong Studies Journal or Hmong Studies). Therefore, as a multidisciplinary field, these publications were collected and collated from a variety of sources: the Hmong Studies Journal, Web of Science, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, and other key scholarly databases, as well as Mark Pfeifer’s bibliographies on Hmong Studies. This index differs from Pfeifer’s bibliographies in that it includes book reviews, reports and conference presentations/proceedings. In this vein, the expansion of item types in this index more accurately reflects the Hmong Studies scholarship information ecosystem. At the same time, because I collected citations from databases that index a variety of journals, naturally more peer-reviewed articles are included in my index compared to Pfeifer’s bibliographies. Finally, this index differs from Pfeifer’s bibliographies in that I took the time to review and note each item for its language composition. This would be useful in many ways, especially to HMoob language speakers, learners, and researchers.
Hmong Studies Citations was collated in an effort to study the ways that imperialism and white supremacy manifest in Hmong Studies. The findings of this study, titled “Loosening the Grip of Imperialism and White Supremacy in Hmong Studies: The Role of Area Studies Librarianship,” will be published in a Library Juice Press edited volume on decolonizing area studies (forthcoming). In this study, by examining prolific authors and journals, the racial composition of authors, and the language composition of Hmong Studies publications, I find that in almost 40 years of scholarship, whiteness, white supremacy, and imperialism continue to pervade Hmong Studies.
It is important to mention that the works collated in this index are US-centric due to the citation collection method: the aforementioned sources are US-based, so naturally its citations are mainly of US-based authors. In a similar vein, it is important to highlight that this index is not exhaustive of the Hmong Studies scholarly record. Hmong Studies, in addition to it being multidisciplinary, is also transnational. For a variety of reasons, including scope, nature, and accessibility, non-U.S.-based authors and their respective publications, especially outside of western academia, were not able to be included in this index.
As previously mentioned, this index grew out of an effort to look at the intersections of race, power, time, and place in Hmong Studies and how these variables have impacted the field, especially as it relates to racial representation of authors, the languages of publications, and types of publications. The historical development and evolution of Hmong Studies have excluded, and in many ways continue to exclude, HMoob people as legitimate knowers and experts of their own subjectivities. In this sense, HMoob folks who are experts on HMoob ways of knowing and being and are not accepted as a part of western academia are not represented in this index, as they ought to be. As a project that aims to look at the nature of power in Hmong Studies, it is important to openly acknowledge this significant shortcoming.
My name is Maij Xyooj, MA, MLIS,(she/her/nws). My parents are Nom Neeb Xyooj and Nyiaj Thoj from La Crosse, WI. I was a Diversity Resident Librarian at UW-Madison Libraries from August 2017 to April 2021. I collected and collated these citations. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.