From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb : New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries (eBook, 2006) [Alabama State University Library]
skip to content
From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb : New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries

From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb : New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries

Author: Wei Li
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb focuses on the migration, settlement, and adaptation of Chinese and other Asian immigrants and their impacts on the transformation of metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These stories of the interactivity of Asian "people and place" in four nation-states are framed within the larger context of spatial and social patterns, migration,  Read more...
You are not connected to the Alabama State University Library network. Access to online content and services may require you to authenticate with your library. Off-Campus Access
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wei Li
ISBN: 9780824874520 0824874528
Language Note: In English.
OCLC Number: 1179559617
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Asian Immigration and Community in the Pacific Rim / Li, Wei --
Making America at Eden Center / Wood, Joseph S. --
Flushing 2000: Geographic Explorations in Asian New York / Smith, Christopher J. / Logan, John R. --
Spatial Transformation of an Urban Ethnic Community: From Chinatown to Ethnoburb in Los Angeles / Li, Wei --
Koreans in Greater Los Angeles: Socioeconomic Polarization, Ethnic Attachment, and Residential Patterns / Laux, Hans Dieter / Thieme, Günter --
Asian Americans in Silicon Valley: High-Technology Industry Development and Community Transformation / Li, Wei / Park, Edward J. W. --
Suburban Housing and Indoor Shopping: The Production of the Contemporary Chinese Landscape in Toronto / Lo, Lucia --
Hong Kong Business, Money, and Migration in Vancouver, Canada / Edgington, David W. / Goldberg, Michael A. / Hutton, Thomas A. --
The Social Construction of an Indochinese Australian Neighborhood in Sydney: The Case of Cabramatta / Dunn, Kevin M. / Roberts, Suzannah --
The Chinese in Auckland: Changing Profiles in a More Diverse Society / Ho, Elsie / Bedford, Richard --
Notes --
References --
Contributors --
Index
Responsibility: Wei Li.

Abstract:

From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb focuses on the migration, settlement, and adaptation of Chinese and other Asian immigrants and their impacts on the transformation of metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These stories of the interactivity of Asian "people and place" in four nation-states are framed within the larger context of spatial and social patterns, migration, acculturation/assimilation, and racialization theories, and emerging landscapes in the inner cities and suburbs of metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Sydney, and Auckland. The book's primary arguments center on revisioning traditional "assimilationist" models of the Chicago School with the context of today's evolving metropolis. Other key elements include immigrant and refugee policies, new theories of ethnic settlement, and urban and suburban immigrant landscape forms. Nine chapters document the experiences of Asian immigrants and refugees--rich and poor, old and new. Their communities vary from no identifiable residential cluster (Vietnamese in Northern Virginia) to multiple residential and business clusters in both inner city and suburbs (Koreans in Los Angeles, Chinese in Toronto) to the largest suburban Chinese residential and business concentration (the San Gabriel Valley of suburban Los Angeles) and the "high-tech Mecca" of the U.S., if not the world (Silicon Valley), whose growth has been inseparable from workers, professionals, and entrepreneurs of Asian descents who are often local residents as well.Rich in detail and broad in scope, From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb is the first book to focus exclusively on the Asian immigrant communities in multiethnic suburbs. It effectively demonstrates the complexity of contemporary Asian immigrant and refugee groups and the strength of their communities across the Pacific Rim. It will be welcomed by a wide range of readers with interests in Asian American studies, urban geography, the Chinese diaspora, immigration, and transnationalism. Contributors: Richard Bedford, Kevin Dunn, David W. Edgington, Michael A. Goldberg, Elsie Ho, Thomas A. Hutton, Hans Dieter Laux, Wei Li, Lucia Lo, John R. Logan, Edward J. W. Park, Suzannah Roberts, Christopher J. Smith, Günter Thieme, Joseph S. Wood.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.