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Migration, Transnationalization, and Race in a Changing New York Paperback – August 1, 2001
"Innovative and illuminating, this book is exactly what we need at this time: an examination of specific instances which capture the features, the meaning and the implications of transnationalism. This volume is exciting because it includes a younger generation of researchers. One of the book's strengths is that it combines a focus on migration with a focus on the city. Through this detailed lens, [the editors] make a contribution to our understanding of larger cross-boarder dynamics." --Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, and author of The Global City 2001 "One hears a lot about transnationalism these days. But the word is used so loosely that it often loses any real meaning. This book puts some meat on the bones of transnationalism by showing how it unfolds among various immigrant groups in one particular city--New York--not only now, but in the past. It reveals both the fascinating diversity and remarkable similarity of transnationalism as it plays out across different groups and times." --Douglas S. Massey, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania "These sure-handed editors have produced a rich, varied, and sophisticated picture of how immigration is changing the face of America's gateway city, New York. Exploring a dozen immigrant groups, the leading scholars reveal how class, gender, transnational ties, discrimination, and political action are shaping the formation of new Americans in a renewed city." --John Mollenkopf, Director, Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center, and co-author of Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century
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An examination of the complex forces that shape the contemporary immigration experience in New York City. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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It takes us through the many immigrant communities ensconced in the city. From Africa, Caribbean, south Asia, east Asia, Europe, south America. The diversity is stunning. There is a commonality of striving and optimism amongst these groups. Certainly no different than a century or two ago. Another common trait is the struggle to make it. The cost of housing can be exorbitant, and many immigrants do not have high skills, or if they do, perhaps their English is lacking.