Updated to reflect changes in the composition of New York City's immigrant population, this volume brings together contributions from leaders in their respective fields to show how new immigrants are transforming the city - and how New York, in turn, has affected the newcomers' lives. The contributors consider the four largest groups - Dominicans, former Soviets, Chinese and Jamaicans - as well as Mexicans, Koreans, and West Africans.
ContentsIntroduction: new immigrants in a new New York / Nancy Foner
Immigration to New York: policy, population, and patterns / Ellen Percy Kraly and Ines Miyares
Immigrants, the native-born, and the changing division of labor in New York City / Richard Wright and Mark Ellis
Soviet Jews: the city's newest immigrants transform New York Jewish life / Annelise Orleck
Chinese: divergent destinies in immigrant New York / Min Zhou
Koreans: an "institutionally complete community" in New York / Pyong Gap Min
Jamaicans: balancing race and ethnicity / Milton Vickerman
West Africans: trading places in New York / Paul Stoller
Dominicans: transnational identities and local politics / Patricia R. Pessar and Pamela M. Graham
Mexicans: social, educational, economic, and political problems and prospects in New York / Robert C. Smith.
-- New York (State)
-- New York.
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration.
New York (N.Y.) -- Economic conditions.
|Publisher|| New York :Columbia University Press,2001
|Edition||Completely rev. and updated ed.|
viii, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||0231124147 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231124140 (cloth : alk. paper)