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Author Li, Wei, 1957-

Title Ethnoburb : the new ethnic community in urban America / Wei Li
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Exploring ethnic suburb. Ethnicity and space; Ethnoburb: an alternative ethnic settlement -- The Los Angeles Chinese ethnoburb. Changing Chinese settlement; Building ethnoburbia; From ethnic service center to global economic outpost; Anatomy of an ethnoburb; Portraits of ethnoburban Chinese -- Ethnoburbs of North America. Opportunities and challenges for ethnoburbs
Summary "Ethnoburb: The New Ethnic Community in Urban America, by Wei Li, is an innovative work that provides a new model for the analysis of ethnic and racial settlement patterns in the United States and Canada. Ethnoburbs - suburban ethnic clusters of residential areas and business districts in large metropolitan areas - re multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual, and often multinational communities in which one ethnic minority group has a significant concentration but does not necessarily constitute a majority. Wei Li documents the processes that have evolved with the spatial transformation of the Chinese American community of Los Angeles and that have converted the San Gabriel Valley into ethnoburbs in the latter half of the twentieth century, and she examines the opportunities and challenges that occurred as a result of these changes."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-207) and index
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Subject Chinese Americans -- California -- Monterey Park -- Case studies.
Cultural pluralism -- North America.
Ethnic neighborhoods -- California -- Los Angeles Metropolitan Area -- Case studies
Ethnic neighborhoods -- North America.
Suburbs -- North America.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824862414
1441619623 (electronic bk.)
9781441619624 (electronic bk.)