Chinatown: the socioeconomic potential of an urban enclave
Temple University Press • Philadelphia, Pa. • Published In 1992 • Pages: xxiv, 275
By: Zhou, Min.
AbstractThe focus in this book is on the experience of recent (late 1980s) immigrant Chinese in New York City's Chinatown and how networks of the ethnic community facilitate their social mobility (p. xvii). This document also describes how Chinatown is understood by immigrant Chinese as a positive means of adaptation to their new country. Zhou analyzes and synthesizes much material from the U.S. census, bringing these data to bear on both theoretical and practical issues involving the mode of adaptation of the Chinese immigrants in the United States. The study consists of nine chapters, dealing with the author's methodology, the early history of Chinese immigration to the United States, changes in recent immigration patterns, the post-1965 immigration period, Chinatown's economic system, the male ethnic labor force in New York City, women in the labor force, the decentralization of Chinatown and residential mobilty of immigrant Chinese, and a summary of Zhou's results, highlighting how these findings fit into theoretical debates concerning immigrant incorporation.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
- Document Type
- John Beierle
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- New York, N.Y., United States
- Min Zhou ; foreword by Alejandro Portes
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-263) and index
- Chinese Americans