Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City

Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City

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Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City by Lisa M. Hanley

In nations across the globe, immigration policies have abandoned strategies of multiculturalism in favor of a "play the game by our rules or leave" mentality. Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities shows how immigrants negotiate with longtime residents over economic, political, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. Host communities are neither as static, nor migrants as passive, as assimilationist policies would suggest.

Drawing on anthropology, political science, sociology, and geography, and focusing on such diverse cities as Washington, D.C., Rome, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Munich, and Dallas, the contributors to this volume challenge both policy makers and academic analysts to reframe their discussions of urban migration, and to recognize the contemporary immigrant city as the dynamic, constantly shifting form of social organization it has become.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801888410
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lisa M. Hanley, former project associate with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, is now a Ph.D. candidate in city and regional planning at Cornell University. Blair A. Ruble is director of the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the author of several books, most recently Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. Allison M. Garland is the current project associate with the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: Renegotiating the City   Blair A. Ruble   Lisa M. Hanley   Allison M. Garland     1
The Renegotiation of Urban Space
Immigrant Incorporation in Suburbia: Spatial Sorting, Ethnic Mobilization, and Receiving Institutions   Michael Jones-Correa     19
The Placelessness of Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers   Rhacel Salazar Parrenas     49
"It's Just That People Mix Better Here": Household Narratives of Belonging and Displacement in Seattle   Serin D. Houston   Richard Wright     73
Spatial and Symbolic Patterns of Migrant Settlement: The Case of Muslim Diasporas in Europe   Chantal Saint-Blancat     97
Moving toward Uncertainty: Migration and the Turbulence of African Urban Life   AbdouMaliq Simone     123
The Renegotiation of Urban Citizenship
Immigrants in a Sunbelt Metropolis: The Transformation of an Urban Place and the Construction of Community   Caroline B. Brettell     143
Postmulticulturalism?   David Ley     177
"Community" Health and Transnational Communities: Undocumented Andean Migrants and Tuberculosis Control in a New Immigrant Gateway   Jason Pribilsky     197
Local Authority Responses to Immigrants: The German Case   Barbara Schmitter Heisler     237
Urban Migrants and the Claims of Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa   Dickson Eyoh     269
Contributors     297
Index     303

What People are Saying About This

Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

The literature on urbanization is vast but I do not know of any works that focus on the city as the outcome of negotiating processes. In addition, this volume takes a comparative perspective providing examples from various parts of the world. It is a highly innovative and original contribution.

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