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Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy: The Metamorphosis of Southern California / Edition 1
     

Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy: The Metamorphosis of Southern California / Edition 1

by Marta Lopez-Garza
 

ISBN-10: 0804736316

ISBN-13: 9780804736312

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Experiencing both the enormous benefits and the serious detriments of globalization and economic restructuring, Southern California serves as a magnet for immigrants from many parts of the world. This volume advances an emerging body of work that centers this region's future on the links between the two fastest-growing racial groups in California, Asians and

Overview

Experiencing both the enormous benefits and the serious detriments of globalization and economic restructuring, Southern California serves as a magnet for immigrants from many parts of the world. This volume advances an emerging body of work that centers this region's future on the links between the two fastest-growing racial groups in California, Asians and Latinos, and the economic and social mainstream of this important sector of the global economy.

The contributors to the anthology—scholars and community leaders with social science, urban planning, and legal backgrounds—provide a multi-faceted analysis of gender, class, and race relations. They also examine various forms of immigrant economic participation, from low-wage workers to entrepreneurs and capital investors. Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy documents the entrenchment of various immigrant communities in the socio-political and economic fabric of United States society and these communities' role in transforming the Los Angeles region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804736312
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
List of Tablesxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
1.Introduction1
Part IWomen In The Global Economy19
2.Exploitation and Abuse in the Garment Industry: The Case of the Thai Slave-Labor Compound in El Monte21
3.Through Economic Restructuring, Recession, and Rebound: The Continuing Importance of Latina Immigrant Labor in the Los Angeles Economy46
Part IIMacroeconomics75
4.The Promises and Dilemmas of Immigrant Ethnic Economies77
5.Economics and Ethnicity: Poverty, Race, and Immigration in Los Angeles County102
Part IIIThe Informal Economy In Southern California139
6.A Study of the Informal Economy and Latina/o Immigrants in Greater Los Angeles141
7.Labor behind the Front Door: Domestic Workers in Urban and Suburban Households169
8.Doing Business: Central American Enterprises in Los Angeles188
Part IVChanging Political and Social Terrain215
9.Latino Street Vendors in Los Angeles: Heterogeneous Alliances, Community-Based Activism, and the State217
10.The Politics of Social Services for a "Model Minority": The Union of Pan Asian Communities241
11.Community Divided: Korean American Politics in Post-Civil Unrest Los Angeles273
12.Constructing "Indianness" in Southern California: The Role of Hindu and Muslim Indian Immigrants289
13.A New and Dynamic Community: The Case of Monterey Park, California313
14.The Politics of Adaptation and the "Good Immigrant": Japanese Americans and the New Chinese Immigrants332
Part VEthnicity, Race, And Racism351
15.Variation in Attitudes toward Immigrants Measured among Latino, African American, Asian, and Euro-American Students353
16.Racialized Metropolis: Theorizing Asian American and Latino Identities and Ethnicities in Southern California368
Part VISocial Policy391
17.Salvadoran Immigrants and Refugees: Demographic and Socioeconomic Profiles393
18.Environmental Logic and Minority Communities425
Appendix to Chapter 15449
List of Contributors451
Index457

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