Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America / Edition 1

Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America / Edition 1

by Roger Waldinger
     
 


"As an admirable successor to Ethnic Los Angeles, this work examines the challenges confronting immigrant workers in urban areas. Strangers at the Gates should be of great interest to scholars and non-scholars interested in contemporary immigration and the American future."—Richard Alba, author of Ethnic Identity: The Transformation ofSee more details below

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"As an admirable successor to Ethnic Los Angeles, this work examines the challenges confronting immigrant workers in urban areas. Strangers at the Gates should be of great interest to scholars and non-scholars interested in contemporary immigration and the American future."—Richard Alba, author of Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America

"Strangers at the Gates brings new evidence and theorizing to central issues in the sociology of immigrant and ethnic life. An excellent educational resource, informing readers, while simultaneously training them how to carry out sophisticated, comparative social science research, this well-written work will be required reading in immigration, stratification, ethnicity, race relations, urban studies, social geography, social policy, intro to sociology, and demography."—Steve Gold, co-author of Ethnic Economies

"Strangers at the Gates is another powerful tour d' horizon by Waldinger and his associates. This is a richly textured look at one of immigration's most important topics: how immigrants respond to and remake once again America's urban low-wage labor markets in the 'capitals of immigrant America.' Among the book's thought-provoking findings is a newfound--if tentative--'optimism' about the prospects of the second generation."—Demetri Papdemetriou, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

"Strangers at the Gates is a penetrating, timely analysis of the economic successes and problems of today's immigrants and of the native-born Americans with whom they coexist and compete. This wide-ranging and lively contribution to the newly reinvented field of economic sociology will appeal to researchers, students, policymakers, and the general public."—Herbert Gans, author of Making Sense of America: Sociological Analyses and Essays

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520230934
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/10/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1Strangers at the Gates1
2New Immigrants in Urban America30
3Up from Poverty? "Race," Immigration and the Fate of Low-Skilled Workers80
4A Tale of the Five Cities? Trends in Immigrant and Native-Born Wages117
5The Geography of Immigrant Poverty: Selective Evidence of an Immigrant Underclass159
6On the Back of Blacks? Immigrants and the Fortunes of African Americans186
7The Immigrant Niche: Pervasive, Persistent, Diverse228
8Progress, Decline, Stagnation? The New Second Generation Comes of Age272
9Conclusion: Immigration and the Remaking of Urban America308
Notes on Contributors331
Index333

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