Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America / Edition 1

Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America / Edition 1

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Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America / Edition 1

Ethnic diversity has marked the United States from its inception. From the migration of the ancestors of Native Americans to the increasingly diverse immigrant populations arriving today, it is impossible to separate ethnicity from an understanding of the United States as a country and "Americans" as a people. At an ever-increasing pace, America today is experiencing watershed changes in its social, cultural, and ethnic/racial geographies.

Considering the impact of these transformations, this unique text examines the experiences of a range of ethnic groups in both historical and contemporary context. It begins by laying out a comprehensive conceptual framework that integrates immigration theory; globalization; transnational community formation; and urban, cultural, and economic geography. The contributors then present a rich set of case studies of key ethnic and racial communities—including those of long-standing significance such as Native Americans, African Americans, and Mexican Americans, along with the Latin American and Asian groups that make up the vast majority of newer immigrants.

Each case offers a brief historical overview of the group's immigration experience and settlement patterns and discusses its contemporary dynamics. All of these people have transformed—and been transformed by—the places in which they have settled. Exploring these changing communities, places, and landscapes, this book offers a nuanced understanding of the evolution of America's contemporary ethnic geographies.

Contributions by: Christopher A. Airriess, Daniel D. Arreola, Kate A. Berry, Thomas D. Boswell, Elizabeth Chacko, Brian J. Godfrey, Zoltán Grossman, Michael Hawkins, Terry-Ann Jones, Wei Li, Ines M. Miyares, L. HoMana Pawiki, Marie Price, Michael Reibel, Dana G. Reimer, Emily Skop, James A. Tyner, Milton Vickerman, and Bobby M. Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742537729
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 10.48(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring Contemporary Ethnic Geographies, Christopher A. Airriess and Ines M. Miyares
Chapter 2: Creating Contemporary Ethnic Geographies: A Review of Immigration Law, Ines M. Miyares and Christopher A. Airriess
Chapter 3: Native Americans, Kate A. Berry, Zoltán Grossman, and L. HoMana Pawiki
Chapter 4: The Historical Spaces of African Americans, Bobby M. Wilson
Chapter 5: Settlement Geographies of Mexican Americans, Daniel D. Arreola
Chapter 6: Caribbean Hispanics: Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans, Thomas D. Boswell and Terry-Ann Jones
Chapter 7: Non-Hispanic West Indians in New York City, Milton Vickerman
Chapter 8: Central Americans: Legal Status and Settledness, Ines M. Miyares
Chapter 9: Andean South Americans and Cultural Networks, Marie Price
Chapter 10: Chinese Americans: Community Formation in Time and Space, Wei Li
Chapter 11: Korean Culture and Entrepreneurship, Dana G. Reimer
Chapter 12: Filipinos: The Invisible Ethnic Community, James A. Tyner
Chapter 13: Asian Indians and the Construction of Community and Identity, Emily Skop
Chapter 14: Conflict Migrants from Mainland Southeast Asia, Christopher A. Airriess
Chapter 15: Immigrants from the Muslim World: Lebanese and Iranians, Elizabeth Chacko
Chapter 16: New Urban Ethnic Landscapes, Brian J. Godfrey
Chapter 17: Immigrants at Work, Michael Reibel
Chapter 18: Ethnic Festivals, Cultural Tourism, and Pan-Ethnicity, Michael Hawkins

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