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Title Islands in the city : West Indian migration to New York / edited by Nancy Foner
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction. West Indian Migration to New York: An Overview / Nancy Foner -- Gender, Work, and Residence -- Early-Twentieth-Century Caribbean Women: Migration and Social Networks in New York City / Irma Watkins-Owens -- Where New York's West Indians Work / Suzanne Model -- West Indians and the Residential Landscape of New York / Kyle D. Crowder, Lucky M. Tedrow -- Transnational Perspectives -- Transnational Social Relations and the Politics of National Identity: An Eastern Caribbean Case Study / Linda Basch -- New York as a Locality in a Global Family Network / Karen Fog Olwig -- Race, Ethnicity, and the Second Generation -- "Black Like Who?" Afro-Caribbean Immigrants, African Americans, and the Politics of Group Identity / Reuel Rogers -- Growing Up West Indian and African American: Gender and Class Differences in the Second Generation / Mary C. Waters -- Experiencing Success: Structuring the Perception of Opportunities for West Indians / Vilna F. Bashi Bobb, Averil Y. Clarke -- Tweaking a Monolith: The West Indian Immigrant Encounter with "Blackness" / Milton Vickerman -- Conclusion. Invisible No More? West Indian Americans in the Social Scientific Imagination / Philip Kasinitz
Summary This collection of original essays draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and empirical data to explore the effects of West Indian migration and to develop analytic frameworks to examine it
Notes Based on a conference entitled West Indian migration to New York : historical, contemporary, and transnational perspectives, which was held at the Research Institute for the Study of Man in April 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295) and index
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Subject Blacks -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York -- Congresses.
Blacks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
West Indian Americans -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York -- Congresses.
West Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses.
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations -- Congresses.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
West Indies -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Foner, Nancy, 1945- editor
ISBN 0520225732 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520228502 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520935802 (electronic bk.)
0585391637 (electronic bk.)
9780520225732 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520228504 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520935808 (electronic bk.)
9780585391632 (electronic bk.)