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Author Brown, Susan K. (Sociologist)

Title Beyond the immigrant enclave : network change and assimilation / Susan Wierzbicki
Published New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2004
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 166 pages)
Series The new Americans
New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents Immigrant networks -- Community as networks and place -- The presence of strong ties -- Kinship ties -- Ties among neighbors -- Similarity of neighborhood ties -- The community typology and immigrants
Summary Immigrant communities - even poor ones - are often portrayed as solidary and supportive. Wierzbicki examines the presence and homogeneity of ties among the foreign- and native-born of different ethnic groups. She finds that the foreign-born consistently report fewer ties than the native-born, in part because of less education or shorter duration of residence. The foreign-born also have more ethnically homogeneous ties, even when they live outside enclaves and in wealthier areas. This finding has implications for theories of assimilation or incorporation. For lack of network data, previous examination of assimilation has often relied on patterns of residential settlement rather than actual social ties. This study indicates that the foreign-born may assimilate spatially but not socially
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Sociologi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-160) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Acculturation -- United States.
Assimilation (Sociology)
Community life -- United States.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
Social networks -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280361417
1593320043 (alk. paper)
1593321228 (electronic bk.)
9781593320041 (alk. paper)
9781593321222 (electronic bk.)