New Migrants In Marketplace

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Overview

Using an ethnographic, comparative approach, New Migrants in The Marketplace examines the economic culture and small business activity of a range of new migrant groups in the Greater Boston area, including Jews from the former Soviet Union, British West Indians, Greeks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Khmers, and Haitians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870239632
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction - Boston's Immigrants Revisited: The Economic Culture of Ethnic Enterprise 1
2 Ethnic Economy or Ethnic Enclave Economy? 23
3 Ethnicity and the Entrepreneur: Self-Employment among Former Soviet Jewish Refugees 43
4 Culture, Economic Stability, and Entrepreneurship: The Case of British West Indians in Boston 59
Photo Essay: Boston's Immigrants in Business 81
5 Greek-American Economic Culture: The Intensification of Economic Life and a Parallel Process of Puritanization 97
6 A Todos Les Llamo Primo (I Call Everyone Cousin): The Social Basis for Latino Small Businesses 120
7 The Culture of Entrepreneurship among Khmer Refugees 141
8 "Staying Close to Haitian Culture": Ethnic Enterprise in the Immigrant Community 161
Contributors 175
Index 177
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