Ethnic Enclave, Global Change
By (author) Jan Lin
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Reconstructing Chinatown by Jan Lin
Book DescriptionIn the American popular imagination, Chinatown is a mysterious and dangerous place, clannish and dilapidated, filled with sweatshops, vice, and organizational crime. This volume presents a real-world picture of New York City's Chinatown, countering the "orientalist" view by looking at the human dimensions and the larger forces of globalization that make this neighbourhood both unique and broadly instructive.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816629053
(230mm x 151mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jan Lin
Urban Sociology Reader, Paperback (August 2012)
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
Power of Urban Ethnic Places, Hardback (October 2010)» View all books by Jan Lin
Discusses the growing visibility of ethnic heritage places in US society. This book examines various case studies of Chinese, Latino and African American communities in the US, disagreeing with any perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage places are harbingers of separatism or balkanization.
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