One Out of Three Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0231159374
ISBN-13: 9780231159371
Edition: 2013
Authors: Nancy Foner
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List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising new realities of immigrant life in twenty-first-century New York City. Contributors show how fifty years of massive inflows have transformed New York City's economic and cultural life and how the city has changed the lives of immigrant newcomers.In her introduction, Nancy Foner describes New York City's special role as a gateway to America, and a demographic overview details the remarkable mélange of ethnic and racial groups fueling the city's current population growth. Essays discuss both the large numbers of undocumented Mexicans living in legal limbo and the new, flourishing community organizations offering them opportunities for advancement. They recount the experiences of Liberians fleeing a war torn country and creating a vibrant neighborhood on Staten Island's North Shore. Other developments considered include the growth of Korean-owned businesses and Russian émigrés increased representation in Brooklyn politics. Contributors relate these achievements, along with ongoing social and cultural challenges, through engaging, human portraits, and a concluding chapter discusses the prospects of second generation immigrants as they make their way in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Immigrants in New York City in the New Millennium
A Portrait of New York's Immigrant M�lange
Immigration and Economic Growth in New York City
Soviet Jews: The Continuing Russification of Jewish New York
Chinese: Diverse Origins and Destinies
Koreans: Changes in New York in the Twenty-First Century
Jamaicans: Balancing Race and Ethnicity
Liberians: Struggles for Refugee Families
Dominicans: Community, Culture, and Collective Identity
Mexicans: Civic Engagement, Education, and Progress Achieved and Inhibited
The Next Generation Emerges
Contributors
Index

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