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Contemporary Chinese America : immigration, ethnicity, and community transformation / Min Zhou ; foreword by Alejandro Portes.

By: Zhou, Min, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Asian American history and culture: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 310 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781592138593; 1592138594.Subject(s): Chinese Americans -- Social conditions | Chinese -- United States -- Social conditions | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | Chinese American families | Chinese Americans -- Ethnic identity | Community life -- United States | Intergenerational relations -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Contemporary Chinese America.DDC classification: 305.895/1073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : A personal reflection on the study of Chinatown and beyond -- Part I. Historical and global contexts : The Chinese diaspora and international migration -- Part II. Immigration, demographic trends, and community dynamics : Demographic trends and characteristics of contemporary Chinese America -- In and out of Chinatown: residential segregation and mobility among Chinese immigrants in New York City -- Suburbanization and new trends in community development: The case of Chinese ethnoburbs in the San Gabriel Valley, California, / with Yen-Fen Tseng and Rebecca Y. Kim -- The organizational structure of the ethnic enclave : Immigrant entrepreneurship and the enclave economy: the case of New York City's Chinatown -- Chinese-language media in the United States -- Chinese schools and the ethnic system of supplementary education -- The family and the new second generation : The other half of the sky: immigrant women in Chinatown's enclave economy -- Negotiating Chinese and ethnicity: intergenerational relations in Chinese immigrant families -- "Parachute kids" in Southern California: the educational experience of Chinese children in transnational families -- The future of Chinese America : Rethinking assimilation: the paradox of "model Minority" and "perpetual foreigner" -- Appendix : Recommended films on the Chinese American experience.
Summary: A sociologist of international migration examines the Chinese American experience.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-297) and index.

Introduction : A personal reflection on the study of Chinatown and beyond -- Part I. Historical and global contexts : The Chinese diaspora and international migration -- Part II. Immigration, demographic trends, and community dynamics : Demographic trends and characteristics of contemporary Chinese America -- In and out of Chinatown: residential segregation and mobility among Chinese immigrants in New York City -- Suburbanization and new trends in community development: The case of Chinese ethnoburbs in the San Gabriel Valley, California, / with Yen-Fen Tseng and Rebecca Y. Kim -- The organizational structure of the ethnic enclave : Immigrant entrepreneurship and the enclave economy: the case of New York City's Chinatown -- Chinese-language media in the United States -- Chinese schools and the ethnic system of supplementary education -- The family and the new second generation : The other half of the sky: immigrant women in Chinatown's enclave economy -- Negotiating Chinese and ethnicity: intergenerational relations in Chinese immigrant families -- "Parachute kids" in Southern California: the educational experience of Chinese children in transnational families -- The future of Chinese America : Rethinking assimilation: the paradox of "model Minority" and "perpetual foreigner" -- Appendix : Recommended films on the Chinese American experience.

A sociologist of international migration examines the Chinese American experience.

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CHOICE Review

Sociologist Zhou (UCLA) provides a thorough overview of the integration of Chinese immigrants in the US. Her overall argument is that Chinese Americans face a paradox of assimilation in which becoming American involves becoming ethnic. Yet, Zhou is careful to illustrate that the making of ethnicity is a dynamic process that involves the intersections of culture and structure. Success in the labor market and education reinforces ethnic identity because the ethnic community is often the largest source of support against racism and other structural constraints for Chinese Americans. For instance, the ethnic enclave economy cushions the labor market incorporation of immigrants and ethnic community school programs buttress the mobility of youth. This book illustrates the diversity of integration paths taken by Chinese Americans by describing their various forms of spatial integration--ethnoburbs, ethnic enclaves, and mainstream neighborhoods. A welcome addition to immigration studies literature, the book makes an important contribution to Asian American studies, sociology, urban studies, and geography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. R. S. Parrenas Brown University

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<p> Min Zhou is Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Chinatown (Temple) and The Transformation of Chinese America , co-author of Growing Up American , and co-editor of Asian American Youth and Contemporary Asian America .</p>

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