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In nations across the globe, immigration policies have abandoned strategies of multiculturalism in favor of a "play the game by our rules or leave" mentality. Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities shows how immigrants negotiate with longtime residents over economic, political, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. Host communities are neither as static, nor migrants as passive, as assimilationist policies would suggest. Drawing on anthropology, political science, sociology, and geography, and focusing on such diverse cities as Washington, D.C., Rome, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Munich, and Dallas, the contributors to this volume challenge both policy makers and academic analysts to reframe their discussions of urban migration, and to recognize the contemporary immigrant city as the dynamic, constantly shifting form of social organization it has become.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801888410
ISBN-10: 0801888417
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa M. Hanley

Lisa M. Hanley, former project associate with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project, is now a Ph.D. candidate in city and regional planning at Cornell University. Blair A. Ruble is director of the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the author of several books, most recently Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. Allison M. Garland is the current project associate with the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

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