Ethnic Economies

Paperback | October 20, 1999

byIvan Light

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The phenomenon of increasingly visible groups of immigrant entrepreneurs raises a host of questions. What are the causes of immigrant entrepreneurship? What are its consequences, especially as regards upward mobility and inter-ethnic relations? And what accounts for differences in entrepreneurship among ethnic groups? Ethnic Economies provides a broad overview of ethnicity and entrepreneurship, connecting it with broader studies of economic life.

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The phenomenon of increasingly visible groups of immigrant entrepreneurs raises a host of questions. What are the causes of immigrant entrepreneurship? What are its consequences, especially as regards upward mobility and inter-ethnic relations? And what accounts for differences in entrepreneurship among ethnic groups? Ethnic Economies ...

Ivan Light has written extensively about ethnic economies, including his books Ethnic Enterprise in America (1972), Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Koreans in Los Angeles, 1965-1982(1988), Comparative Immigration and Entrepreneurship(1993), and Race, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship in Urban America(1995).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 20, 1999Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0122871553

ISBN - 13:9780122871559

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Table of Contents

Preface.
The Ethnic Economy Since Weber.
The Size of Ethnic Economies.
Wealth, Income, Employment.
Class Resources.
Ethnic Resources.
Gender and Families in Ethnic Economies.
Ethnic Economies and Ethnic Communities.
Forms of Disadvantage.
Credit Issues in the Ethnic Ownership Economy.
Bibliography.

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"It is easily the most comprehensive overview of what we know as ethnic economies... this is a must-have book..."-ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES"This valuable interdisciplinary work is recommended for public, academic, and professional library collections."-CHOICE"Surveys, interprets, and contributes to what is known about ethic economies in the United States and Canada and their consequences."-JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE"...Light and Gold have made a meaningful contribution towards our understanding of the vital role played by ethnic groups."-JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP"...their book is the most important attempt so far to provide a synthetic and coherent description... on immigrant's business activities..."-DIASPORA"Ethnic Economies turns out to be the long-awaited seminal reference for researchers, students, and policymakers..."-JOURNAL OF AMERICAN ETHNIC HISTORY"...Light and Gold leave students of ethnic economies with an elegant and comprehensive review of the literature.."-CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY