Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities / Edition 1

Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities / Edition 1

by Marie Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815631863

ISBN-13: 9780815631866

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Immigration today touches the lives and economies of more people and places than ever before. Yet the places that are disproportionately affected by immigrant flows are not countries but cities. This remarkable collection examines contemporary global immigration trends and their profound effect on specific host cities. The book focuses not only on cities with

Overview

Immigration today touches the lives and economies of more people and places than ever before. Yet the places that are disproportionately affected by immigrant flows are not countries but cities. This remarkable collection examines contemporary global immigration trends and their profound effect on specific host cities. The book focuses not only on cities with long-established diverse populations, such as New York, Toronto, and Sydney, but also on lesser known established gateway cities such as Birmingham (UK) and Amsterdam, and the emerging gateways of Johannesburg, Washington, D.C., Singapore, and Dublin.

The essays gathered here provide a global portrait of accelerating, worldwide immigration driven by income differentials, social networks, and various state policies that recruit skilled and unskilled laborers. Gateway cities vary in form and function, but many are hyperdiverse, globally linked through transnational networks, and often increasingly segregated spaces. Offering penetrating analyses by leading scholars in the field, Migrants to the Metropolis redirects the global narrative surrounding migration away from states and borders and toward cities, where the vast majority of economic migrants settle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815631866
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Space, Place, and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
1,210,620
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Figures     vii
Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Contributors     xiii
Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cites, an Introduction   Lisa Benton-Short   Marie Price     1
Urban Immigrant Gateways in a Globalizing World   Marie Price   Lisa Benton-Short     23
Established Gateways
New York City: America's Classic Immigrant Gateway   Nancy Foner     51
Sydney: The Globalization of an Established Immigrant Gateway   Graeme Hugo     68
DiverCity Toronto: Canada's Premier Gateway City   Lucia Lo     97
The Non-"Global City" of Birmingham, UK: A Gateway Through Time   Cheryl McEwan   Jane Pollard   Nick Henry     128
Amsterdam: A Multicultural Gateway?   Annemarie Bodaar     150
Emerging Gateways
Gateway Singapore: Immigration Policies, Differential (Non)Incorporation, and Identity Politics   Brenda S. A. Yeoh   Natalie Yap     177
Washington, D.C.: From Biracial City to Multiethnic Gateway   Elizabeth Chacko     203
Dublin: An Emerging Gateway   Mary Gilmartin     226
Mean Streets: Johannesburg as an Emergent Gateway   Jonathan Crush     255
Exceptional Gateways
In the Margins of Riyadh: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia   Rachel Silvey     283
Immigrants and Natives in Tel Aviv: What's the Difference?   David Bartram     301
Keeping the Gateway Shut: Regulating Global City-ness in Seoul   Yeong-Hyun Kim     322
Sao Paulo: Historic Immigrant Gateway to Contemporary Emigrant Outpost   Emily Skop   Sarah Zell     345
Cities with More Than 100,000 Foreign-Born     371
References     377
Index     425

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