One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback | June 18, 2013

EditorNancy Foner

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This absorbing anthology features in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, revealing the surprising new realities of immigrant life in twenty-first-century New York City. Contributors show how nearly fifty years of massive inflows have transformed New York City's economic and cultural life and how the city has changed the lives of immigrant newcomers.

Nancy Foner's introduction describes New York's role as a special gateway to America. Subsequent essays focus on the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union now present in the city and fueling its population growth. They discuss both the large numbers of undocumented Mexicans living in legal limbo and the new, flourishing community organizations offering them opportunities for advancement. They recount the experiences of Liberians fleeing a war torn country and their creation of a vibrant neighborhood on Staten Island's North Shore. Through engaging, empathetic portraits, contributors consider changing Korean-owned businesses and Chinese Americans' increased representation in New York City politics, among other achievements and social and cultural challenges. A concluding chapter follows the prospects of the U.S.-born children of immigrants as they make their way in New York City.

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This absorbing anthology features in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, revealing the surprising new realities of immigrant life in twenty-first-century New York City. Contributors show how nearly fifty years of massive inflows have transformed New York City's economic and cultural life and how the city has changed the liv...

Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books, including From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231159374

ISBN - 13:9780231159371

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Acknowledgments1. Introduction: Immigrants in New York City in the New Millennium, by Nancy Foner2. A Portrait of New York's Immigrant Mélange, by Arun Peter Lobo and Joseph J. Salvo3. Immigration and Economic Growth in New York City, by David Dyssegaard Kallick4. Soviet Jews: The Continuing Russification of Jewish New York, by Annelise Orleck5. Chinese: Diverse Origins and Destinies, by Min Zhou6. Koreans: Changes in New York in the Twenty- First Century, by Pyong Gap Min7. Jamaicans: Balancing Race and Ethnicity, by Milton Vickerman8. Liberians: Struggles for Refugee Families, by Bernadette Ludwig9. Dominicans: Community, Culture, and Collective Identity, by Silvio Torres- Saillant and Ramona Hernández10. Mexicans: Civic Engagement, Education, and Progress Achieved and Inhibited, by Robert Courtney Smith11. The Next Generation Emerges, by Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, and Mary C. WatersContributorsIndex

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This is a valuable collection of essays and essential reading for specialists and non-specialists interested in immigration in New York.