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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Zhou, Min, 1956-
Chinatown: the socioeconomic potential of an urban
Published By: Original publisher
Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press. 1992. xxiv,
275 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Min Zhou ; foreword by Alejandro Portes
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Chinese Americans (NK06)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
External migration (167);
Food service industries (265);
Special clothing industries (295);
Settlement patterns (361);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The 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.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-263) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1988-1989 (p. xx)
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
New York, N.Y., United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings