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Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy

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ISBN-10: 0742529487

ISBN-13: 9780742529489

Edition: 2006

Authors: David H. Kaplan, Wei Dong Li, Christopher A. Airriess, Heike C. Alberts, Jock Collins

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Exploring the worldwide boom in immigration, this book traces the profound changes in urban areas as new arrivals have transformed inner cities and suburbs alike into bastions of new ethnic economic activity. Each chapter addresses the significance of urban space and local context in developing various ethnic economies and how ethnic economies have helped to recreate urban neighborhoods. With its international scope and rich case studies, this book will be invaluable for scholars and students alike in the fields of ethnic studies, urban studies, economic development, geography, and sociology.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

W. D. Li obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore in January 2002. He taught at Xidian University (China) as a lecturer from 1995-1998. From 2001 � June 2005, he was a research scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. From July 2005, he has worked at the IMRC (Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre) at the University of Bath, UK as a Research Fellow. His research interests include collaborative product design and manufacturing, application of intelligent technologies in product design and manufacturing. CAD/CAPP/CAM, 3D geometric and feature-based modelling and applications, and design…    

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Introduction: The Places of Ethnic Economies
How Geography Shapes the Ethnic Economy
Scaling Central Place of an Ethnic-Vietnamese Commercial Enclave in New Orleans, Louisiana
Geographic Boundaries of the Cuban Enclave Economy in Miami
Residential Segregation and Ethnic Economies in a Multicultural City: The Little Portugal of Toronto
Race, Space, Crime, and the African American Entrepreneur: Business Owner Attitudes, Business Success, and the Neighborhood Context
Changing Geography of Toronto's Chinese Ethnic Economy
Gendered Landscapes of Ethnic Economies: Turkish Entrepreneurs in Berlin
How the Ethnic Economy Shapes the Urban Landscape
How Ethnic Banks Matter: Banking and Community/Economic Development in Los Angeles
Ethnic Diversity and the Ethnic Economy in Cosmopolitan Sydney
Latino Business Landscapes and the Hispanic Ethnic Economy
The New Romans: Ethnic Economic Activities in Rome
Spatial and Identity Transformations of the Japanese American Ethnic Economy in Globalizing Los Angeles
The Evolution of Manchester's Curry Mile: From Suburban Shopping Street to Ethnic Destination
Index
About the Contributors