The New African Diaspora in North America: Trends, Community Building, and Adaptation

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The New African Diaspora in North America brings together sociologists, social workers, geographers, economists, anthropologists and others to explore the African immigrant experience from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The contributors shed light on the factors behind the increasing wave in African immigration to the U.S. and Canada, the socio-economic characteristics of African immigrants, their spatial distribution, obstacles, and contributions. Despite their increasing presence, African immigrant groups in the U.S. and Canada have engendered relatively little scholarly research on their pre- and post-migration experience. This collection helps fill that void, and will be valuable reading for anyone interested in African Diaspora studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Isidore Okpewho
This book brings together excellent contributions from some very hard-working scholars in the field of African Diaspora studies. The editors should be commended for their commitment and leadership in putting together a work that will advance the field in significant ways.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739111512
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at The University of Akron, Ohio. Baffour K. Takyi is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Akron, Ohio. John A. Arthur is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus and chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview of African Immigration to the U.S. and Canada Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on African Migration Chapter 3 The Contradictions of Globalization: Causes of Contemporary African Immigration to the United States of America Chapter 4 Location and Settlement Patterns of African Immigrants in the U.S.: Demographics and Spatial Context Chapter 5 African Immigrants in Canada: Trends, Socio-demographic and Spatial Aspects Chapter 6 Creating the Vertical Village: Senegalese Traditions of Immigration and Transnational Cultural Life Chapter 7 Ethnic Identity Conflict and Diasporic Constructions in the New World:The Case of Asante in North America Chapter 8 Still Praisin' God in a New Land: African Immigrant Christianity in NorthAmerica Chapter 9 Nigerians in North America: New Frontiers, Old Associations? Chapter 10 Africans in the Diaspora: Black-White Earnings Differences Among America's Africans Chapter 11 Unintended Consequences: Liberalized U.S. Immigration Law and the African Brain Drain Chapter 12 Knocking at the Door: Professional African Immigrant and Refugee Women's Experiences: in the Toronto Labor Market Chapter 13 Lifting the Yoke of Tradition: New African Market-Women Diaspora: From Kaneshi, Accra to Harlem, New York Chapter 14 English Language Acquisition and Some Pedagogical Issues Affecting the Adaptation of African Immigrant Children Chapter 15 Transnationalism Among African Immigrants in North America: The Case Ghanaians in Canada Chapter 16 Conclusions and Policy Recommendations

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