Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of the New Second Generation / Edition 1

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"Becoming New Yorkers looks at the experience of specific immigrant groups, with regard to education, jobs, and community life." As immigrants move out of gateway cities and into the rest of the country, America will increasingly look like the multicultural society described in Becoming New Yorkers. This work paints a picture of the experience of second generation Americans as they adjust to American society and help to shape its future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871544360
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILIP KASINITZ is professor of sociology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College of the City University of New York.

JOHN H. MOLLENKOPF is distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

MARY C. WATERS is Harvard College Professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.

CONTRIBUTORS: Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield, Amy Foerster, Philip Kasinitz, Dae Young Kim, Karen Chai Kim, Sara S. Lee, Nancy Lopez, Vivian Louie, Victoria Malkin, Nicole P. Marwell, John H. Mollenkopf, Alex Trillo, Natasha Warikoo, Mary C. Waters, and Aviva Zeltzer-Zubida

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Worlds of the second generation 1
Ch. 2 Unraveling the race-gender gap in education : second-generation Dominican men's high school experiences 28
Ch. 3 Somewhere between Wall Street and el barrio : community college as a second chance for second-generation Latino students 57
Ch. 4 "Being practical" or "doing what I want" : the role of parents in the academic choices of Chinese Americans 79
Ch. 5 Who's behind the counter? : retail workers in New York city 115
Ch. 6 Leaving the ethnic economy : the rapid integration of second-generation Korean Americans in New York 154
Ch. 7 "Isn't anybody here from Alabama?" : solidarity and struggle in a "mighty, mighty union" 197
Ch. 8 Ethnic and postethnic politics in New York city : the Dominican second generation 227
Ch. 9 Chinatown or uptown? : second-generation Chinese American Protestants in New York city 257
Ch. 10 "We're just black" : the racial and ethnic identities of second-generation West Indians in New York 288
Ch. 11 Class matters : racial and ethnic identities of working- and middle-class second-generation Korean Americans in New York City 313
Ch. 12 Affinities and affiliations : the many ways of being a Russian Jewish American 339
Ch. 13 Cosmopolitan ethnicity : second-generation Indo-Caribbean identities 361
Conclusion : children of immigrants, children of America 393
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