The California Cauldron: Immigration and the Fortunes of Local Communities / Edition 1

The California Cauldron: Immigration and the Fortunes of Local Communities / Edition 1

by William A. V. Clark, W. A. Clark
     
 


Once the prime destination for westward-moving young Americans, California has become a magnet for a new wave of migration in recent years. Changes in immigration law and the ebbs and flows of the increasingly global economy have led to an unprecedented influx of newcomers from every continent and every cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic group. How has the… See more details below

Overview


Once the prime destination for westward-moving young Americans, California has become a magnet for a new wave of migration in recent years. Changes in immigration law and the ebbs and flows of the increasingly global economy have led to an unprecedented influx of newcomers from every continent and every cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic group. How has the demographic structure of California changed in the past 15 years? What are the social and spatial consequences of this transformation? Where are the new immigrants living, and how successfully are they realizing their versions of the American dream? Examining the impact of large-scale immigration on local communities, this book presents an in-depth geographical case study of the most active "melting pot" in the United States today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304031
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/25/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Introduction: Migration in a Changing World
2. California: The Nation's Point of Entry
3. The State in Flux: County and Locality Experiences
4. Immigrant Experiences in California
5. Realizing the American Dream
6. Assimilation versus Separation: Immigrants' Future Trajectories
7. The Politics of Immigration
8. The Strained Social Fabric

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