Miami Now!: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Social Change / Edition 1

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Overview

“Diversity is part of Miami’s great strength, richness, and excitement. Miami Now! Helps us chart the past so we can embrace the future.”—Senator Bob Graham

Miami Now fills a long-felt need for observers of the social changes in Miami over the last thirty-three years. In one volume, the reader has scholarly analysis from the perspectives of the newcomer and the native-born. It is especially valuable for its presentation on the role of the newcomer in organized labor, something that is not well known.”—Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh, Archdiocese of Miami

From the Foreword:

“Here is a book packed with information of interest to scholars and the lay public alike. Given the significance of Miami as a harbinger of America’s urban future, it was long overdue.”—Alejandro Portes, The Johns Hopkins University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813011547
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Guillermo J. Grenier, director of the Florida Center for Labor Research and Studies and chairman of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Florida International University, is author of Inhuman Relations: Quality Circles and Anti-Unionism in American Industry and coauthor of Employee Participation and Labor Law in the American Workplace. Alex Stepick III is director of the comparative sociology graduate program and associate professor of anthropology and sociology at Florida International University. In 1998 he earned the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association for his work with Haitian refugees. He is the coauthor of Social Inequality in Oaxaca: A History of Resistance and Change.

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Table of Contents

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Foreword
1 Introduction 1
2 Immigration from the Caribbean Basin 18
3 Blacks in Miami 41
4 The Refugees Nobody Wants: Haitians in Miami 57
5 Cuban Miami 83
6 The Politics of Language in Miami 109
7 The Cuban-American Labor Movement in Dade County: An Emerging Immigrant Working Class 133
8 The Reform Tradition and Ethnic Politics: Metropolitan Miami Confronts the 1990s 160
9 Ethnicity and Partnership: The Eighteenth Congressional District in Miami 186
Contributors 205
Index 209
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