ISBN-10:
0742529487
ISBN-13:
9780742529489
Pub. Date:
05/28/2006
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy / Edition 1

Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy / Edition 1

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Overview

Immigration has expanded dramatically in both traditional and emerging receiving nations. This worldwide boom has profoundly altered urban areas as new arrivals have transformed inner cities and suburbs alike into bastions of new ethnic economic activity. Examining the essential role of space in assisting and modifying ethnic business activity, this book considers how ethnic economies are reshaping the urban landscape in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Italy. Each chapter explores the significance of urban space and local context in the development of an ethnic economy and how, in turn, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742529489
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.11(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

David H. Kaplan is professor of geography at Kent State University. Wei Li is associate professor of Asian Pacific American studies and geography at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Places of Ethnic Economies Part 2 How Geography Shapes the Ethnic Economy Chapter 3 Scaling Central Place of an Ethnic-Vietnamese Commercial Enclave in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chapter 4 Geographic Boundaries of the Cuban Enclave Economy in Miami Chapter 5 Residential Segregation and Ethnic Economies in a Multicultural City: The Little Portugal of Toronto Chapter 6 Race, Space, Crime and the African-American Entrepreneur: Business Owner Attitudes, Business Success, and the Neighborhood Context Chapter 7 Changing Geography of Toronto's Chinese Ethnic Economy Chapter 8 Gendered Landscapes of Ethnic Economies: Turkish Entrepreneurs in Berlin Part 9 How the Ethnic Economy Shapes the Urban Landscape Chapter 10 How Ethnobanks Matter: Banking and Community/Economic Development in Los Angeles Chapter 11 Ethnic Diversity and the Ethnic Economy in Cosmopolitan Sydney Chapter 12 Latino Business Landscapes and the Hispanic Ethnic Economy Chapter 13 The New Romans: Ethnic Economic Activities in Rome Chapter 14 Spatial and Identity Transformations of the Japanese American Ethnic Economy in Globalizing Los Angeles Chapter 15 The Evolution Of Manchester's Curry Mile: From Suburban Shopping Street To Ethnic Destination

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