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Global Philadelphia : immigrant communities old and new / edited by Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Johnson Osirim.

Contributor(s): Takenaka, Ayumi | Osirim, Mary Johnson.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Philadelphia voices, Philadelphia visions: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781439900147; 1439900140.Subject(s): Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History | Minorities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History | Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions | Minorities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions | Community life -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Ethnicity -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | TransnationalismAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Global Philadelphia.DDC classification: 305.8009748/11 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Philadelphia's immigrant communities in historical perspective / Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Johnson Osirim -- pt. I. Community formation and intra- (and inter- ) ethnic relations. 125 years of building Jewish immigrant communities in Philadelphia / Rakhmiel Peltz -- Mapping memories in stone : Italians and the transformation of a Philadelphia landscape / Joan Saverino -- Pan-Latino enclaves in Philadelphia and the formation of the Puerto Rican community / Victor Vazquez-Hernandez -- Opportunity, conflict, and communities in transition : historical and contemporary Chinese immigration to Philadelphia / Lena Sze -- pt. II. The role of institutions. German immigration to Philadelphia from the colonial period through the twentieth century / Birte Pfleger -- Changes in the behavior of immigrants : the Irish in Philadelphia / Noel J.J. Farley and Philip L. Kilbride -- Healthcare access for Mexican immigrants in South Philadelphia / Jennifer Atlas -- pt. III. Identity formation in a transnational context. Philadelphia's Haitian community : transnationalism and unity in the formation of identity / Garvey F. Lundy -- The new African diaspora : transnationalism and transformation in Philadelphia / Mary Johnson Osirim -- From Kerala to Philadelphia : the experiences of Malayalee, Hindu nurses in Philadelphia / Rasika Chakravarthy and Ajay Nair -- The other Asians in the other Philadelphia : understanding Cambodian experiences in neighborhoods, classrooms, and workplaces / Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Keo Chea-Young.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Philadelphia's immigrant communities in historical perspective / Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Johnson Osirim -- pt. I. Community formation and intra- (and inter- ) ethnic relations. 125 years of building Jewish immigrant communities in Philadelphia / Rakhmiel Peltz -- Mapping memories in stone : Italians and the transformation of a Philadelphia landscape / Joan Saverino -- Pan-Latino enclaves in Philadelphia and the formation of the Puerto Rican community / Victor Vazquez-Hernandez -- Opportunity, conflict, and communities in transition : historical and contemporary Chinese immigration to Philadelphia / Lena Sze -- pt. II. The role of institutions. German immigration to Philadelphia from the colonial period through the twentieth century / Birte Pfleger -- Changes in the behavior of immigrants : the Irish in Philadelphia / Noel J.J. Farley and Philip L. Kilbride -- Healthcare access for Mexican immigrants in South Philadelphia / Jennifer Atlas -- pt. III. Identity formation in a transnational context. Philadelphia's Haitian community : transnationalism and unity in the formation of identity / Garvey F. Lundy -- The new African diaspora : transnationalism and transformation in Philadelphia / Mary Johnson Osirim -- From Kerala to Philadelphia : the experiences of Malayalee, Hindu nurses in Philadelphia / Rasika Chakravarthy and Ajay Nair -- The other Asians in the other Philadelphia : understanding Cambodian experiences in neighborhoods, classrooms, and workplaces / Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Keo Chea-Young.

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CHOICE Review

Each of these 11 articles deals with a specific immigrant group in Philadelphia--Jews, Italians, Germans, Puerto Ricans, Chinese, Irish, Mexicans, Haitians, Africans, Indians, and Cambodians. The editors present the articles in three parts, each with a brief introduction: "Community Formation and Intra- (and Inter-) Ethnic Relations," "The Role of Institutions," and "Identity Formation in a Transnational Context." The articles are well done, although they strain a bit at the categories imposed by the editors. Many articles discuss late-19th- and early-20th-century conditions that the groups confronted, but the focus is clearly on developments in the last half of the 20th century. Some chapters deal with specific community matters--for example, Hindu nurses and healthcare access for Mexicans--but most are more generic in content. Not surprisingly, the diverse academic specialties of the authors and editors (sociology, American studies, education, economics, history, and reading/writing/literacy) inform the content of the articles and make unifying themes difficult. Some articles will stir disagreement. For example, historians experienced in 19th- and early-20th-century immigration may object to assertions by sociologists that transnational identities are "unique" to recent immigrant groups. However, differences aside, scholars will find the articles well researched and worth reading. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty. J. P. Rodechko emeritus, Wilkes University

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<p> Ayumi Takenaka is Associate Professor of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College.</p> <p> Mary Johnson Osirim is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Faculty Diversity Liaison at Bryn Mawr College.</p>

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