Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York And Los Angeles

Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York And Los Angeles

by Pyong Gap Min, Pyong Gap Min
     
 


"The most systematically argued, empirically grounded investigation of middleman minority theory that I have seen in a very long time. It provides a wealth of detail and information about Korean communities in the two largest cities in the U.S. that is unmatched in the literature."—Rubèn G. Rumbaut, coauthor of Immigrant AmericaSee more details below

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"The most systematically argued, empirically grounded investigation of middleman minority theory that I have seen in a very long time. It provides a wealth of detail and information about Korean communities in the two largest cities in the U.S. that is unmatched in the literature."—Rubèn G. Rumbaut, coauthor of Immigrant America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520204898
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/30/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Host Hostility and Middlemen's Reactions15
3Korean Communities: New York and Los Angeles27
4Korean Immigrants' Economic Segregation46
5Hostility toward Korean Merchants in Black Neighborhoods73
6Sources of Hostility toward Korean Merchants96
7Koreans' Efforts to Improve Relations with African Americans126
8Korean-African American Conflicts: Positive Effects146
9Koreans Merchants' Collective Responses to Suppliers, Landlords, and Government Agencies169
10Collective Actions and Power in the Korean Community193
11Korean Businesses: Negative Effects210
12Conclusion218
Notes227
References235
Index257

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