Strangers at the Gates

Strangers at the Gates

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qAs an admirable successor to Ethnic Los Angeles, this work examines the challenges confronting immigrant workers in urban areas. Strangers at the Gates should be of great interest to scholars and non-scholars interested in contemporary immigration and the American future.q--Richard Alba, author of Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America qStrangers at the Gates brings new evidence and theorizing to central issues in the sociology of immigrant and ethnic life. An excellent educational resource, informing readers, while simultaneously training them how to carry out sophisticated, comparative social science research, this well-written work will be required reading in immigration, stratification, ethnicity, race relations, urban studies, social geography, social policy, intro to sociology, and demography.q--Steve Gold, co-author of Ethnic Economies qStrangers at the Gates is another powerful tour d' horizon by Waldinger and his associates. This is a richly textured look at one of immigration's most important topics: how immigrants respond to and remake once again America's urban low-wage labor markets in the 'capitals of immigrant America.' Among the book's thought-provoking findings is a newfound--if tentative--'optimism' about the prospects of the second generation.q--Demetri Papdemetriou, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace qStrangers at the Gates is a penetrating, timely analysis of the economic successes and problems of today's immigrants and of the native-born Americans with whom they coexist and compete. This wide-ranging and lively contribution to the newly reinvented field of economic sociology will appeal to researchers, students, policymakers, and the general public.q--Herbert Gans, author of Making Sense of America: Sociological Analyses and EssaysON. THE. BACK. OF. BLACKS? Immigrants and the Fortunes of African Americans Nelson Lim aquot;On the back of blacks?aquot; asked Toni Morrison in a recent essay, contemplating the role of aquot;race talkaquot; in the assimilation of newcomers into a raciallyanbsp;...

Title:Strangers at the Gates
Author: Roger David Waldinger
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2001

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