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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815631866
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Space, Place, and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents



1 Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cites, an Introduction Lisa Benton-Short Benton-Short, Lisa Marie Price Price, Marie 1

2 Urban Immigrant Gateways in a Globalizing World Marie Price Price, Marie Lisa Benton-Short Benton-Short, Lisa 23

Pt. 1 Established Gateways

3 New York City: America's Classic Immigrant Gateway Nancy Foner Foner, Nancy 51

4 Sydney: The Globalization of an Established Immigrant Gateway Graeme Hugo Hugo, Graeme 68

5 DiverCity Toronto: Canada's Premier Gateway City Lucia Lo Lo, Lucia 97

6 The Non-"Global City" of Birmingham, UK: A Gateway Through Time Cheryl McEwan McEwan, Cheryl Jane Pollard Pollard, Jane Nick Henry Henry, Nick 128

7 Amsterdam: A Multicultural Gateway? Annemarie Bodaar Bodaar, Annemarie 150

Pt. 2 Emerging Gateways

8 Gateway Singapore: Immigration Policies, Differential (Non)lncorporarion, and Identity Politics Brenda S. A. Yeoh Yeoh, Brenda S. A. Natalie Yap Yap, Natalie 177

9 Washington, D.C.: From Biracial City to Multiethnic Gateway Elizabeth Chacko Chacko, Elizabeth 203

10 Dublin: An Emerging Gateway Mary Gilmartin Gilmartin, Mary 226

11 Mean Streets: Johannesburg as an Emergent Gateway Jonathan Crush Crush, Jonathan 255

Pt. 3 Exceptional Gateways

12 In the Margins of Riyadh: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia Rachel Silvey Silvey, Rachel 283

13 Immigrants and Natives in Tel Aviv: What's the Difference? David Bartram Bartram, David 301

14 Keeping the Gateway Shut: Regulating Global City-ness in Seoul Yeong-Hyun Kim Kim, Yeong-Hyun 322

15 Sao Paulo: Historic Immigrant Gateway to Contemporary Emigrant OutpostEmily Skop Skop, Emily Sarah Zell Zell, Sarah 345

App Cities with More Than 100,000 Foreign-Born 371

References 377

Index 425

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