Over the centuries, people from all parts of the world have been drawn to the city of Amsterdam. While immigrants adapted to local customs, opportunities and constraints, their practices and habits have left indelible marks on their adopted city. This fascinating volume Ethnic Amsterdam: Immigrants and Urban Change in the Twentieth Century explores how twentieth-century immigrants - in bringing with them their religions, languages, cuisines, sports, and other material and immaterial aspects of their native countries - have transformed Amsterdam into a cosmopolitan city.
Liza M gge is an assistant professor of gender and ethnicity at the University of Amsterdam.|Jan Rath is professor or urban sociology and associated with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and the Center for urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam
Contents - 6[-]List of figures, tables and images - 8[-]Preface - 10[-]1. Am I Amsterdam? Immigrant[-]integration and urban change - 12[-]2.[-] Ethnic groups in Amsterdam's public spaces - 24[-]3.[-] Eating out 'ethnic' in Amsterdam from the 1920s to the present - 42[-]4.[-] Living Amsterdam: tangible homes behind Amsterdam's facades - 62[-]5. Housing and population: spatial mobility in twentieth-century[-]Amsterdam - 76[-]6.[-] Towards cultural diversity in Amsterdam's arts - 104[-]7.[-] Multilingual Amsterdam - 124[-]8. Immigrant organisations in[-]Amsterdam - 146[-]9. Houses of worship and the politics of space in Amste[-]rdam - 160[-]10.[-] The integration of migrants into the Amsterdam sport pattern - 178[-]11.[-] Social boundaries in movement - 194[-]About the contributors - 202[-]Index - 206