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Title Ethnic Los Angeles / Roger Waldinger and Mehdi Bozorgmehr, editors
Published New York : Russell Sage Foundation, [1996]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 497 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The making of a multicultural metropolis / Roger Waldinger and Mehdi Bozorgmehr -- Historical perspectives : immigration and the rise of a distinctive urban region, 1900-1970 / John H.M. Laslett -- Population change : immigration and ethnic transformation / Georges Sabagh and Mehdi Bozorgmehr -- Residential patterns : avoidance, assimilation, and succession / William A.V. Clark -- Language : diversity and assimilation / David E. Lopez -- The labor market : immigrant effects and racial disparities / Paul Ong and Abel Valenzuela, Jr. -- Self-employment : mobility ladder or economic lifeboat? / Ivan Light and Elizabeth Roach -- The manufacturing economy : ethnic and gender divisions of labor / Allen J. Scott -- The Mexican-origin population : permanent working class or emerging middle class? / Vilma Ortiz -- Central Americans : at the bottom, struggling to get ahead / David E. Lopez, Eric Popkin, and Edward Telles -- Asians : the "model minoritity" deconstructed / Lucie Cheng and Philip Q. Yang -- Middle Easterners : a new kind of immigrant / Mehdi Bozorgmehr, Claudia Der-Martirosian, and Georges Sabagh -- African Americans : social and economic bifurcation / David M. Grant, Melvin L. Oliver, and Angela D. James -- Anglos : beyond ethnicity? / Roger Waldinger and Michael Lichter -- Ethnicity and opportunity in the plural city / Roger Waldinger
Summary Ethnic Los Angeles presents a multi-investigator study of Los Angeles's immigrant population. Using U.S. census data for the past three decades, essays on each of L.A.'s major ethnic groups tell us where these new Americans live and work, why they came to Los Angeles, and the nature of their families and social networks. The contributors also give a history of immigration policy and discuss the economic forces that have made the city a magnet for immigrants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnology -- California -- Los Angeles
Immigrants -- California -- Los Angeles
Cultural pluralism -- California -- Los Angeles
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Cultural pluralism.
Ethnic relations.
Race relations.
Ethnische Gruppe
Sozialer Wandel
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
SUBJECT Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Population
Subject California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Form Electronic book
Author Waldinger, Roger David, editor.
Bozorgmehr, Mehdi, editor.
ISBN 9781610445474