Immigrants Outside Megalopolis: Ethnic Transformation in the Heartland

Immigrants Outside Megalopolis: Ethnic Transformation in the Heartland

By: Richard C. Jones (author), Pawan Dhingra (contributor), Nancy A. Hiemstra (contributor), Michael Broadway (contributor), Kraly Kraly (contributor), Smith Smith (contributor), Susan Hardwick (contributor), Christopher Airriess (contributor), Mohammad A. Chaichian (contributor), Karl Byrand (contributor)Hardback

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Immigrants Outside Megalopolis documents the shift of immigrants toward smaller towns and metropolitan areas in the United States, presenting eleven case studies of immigrant groups in widely differing parts of the country. These case studies highlight both the new cultural landscapes that are giving Americans a world geography lesson, and the tales of accommodation and acceptance, of rejection and discrimination, that suggest that the process of social adjustment is not yet complete.

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Richard C. Jones is professor of geography in the department of political science and geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Part One: Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Immigrants Transform and are Transformed by the U.S. Heartland Part 4 Part Two: Western United States Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Slavic Dreams: Post Soviet Refugee Identity and Adaptation in Portland, Oregon Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Emigres Outside Miami: The Cuban Experience in Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Trying to Be Authentic, But Not Too Authentic: Second Generation Hindu Americans in Dallas, Texas Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Spatial Disjunctures and Division in the New West: Latino Immigration to Leadville, Colorado Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Meatpacking and Mexicans on the High Plains: From Minority to Majority in Garden City, Kansas Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Cultural Retrenchment and Economic Marginality: Mexican Immigrants in San Antonio Part 11 Part Three: Eastern United States Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Spaces and Places of Adaptation in an Ethnic Vietnamese Cluster in New Orleans, Louisiana Chapter 13 Chapter 9: The Quest for Home: Sheboygan's Hmong Population Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Getting Settled in the Heartland: Community Formation Among First- and Second-Generation Iranians in Iowa City, Iowa Chapter 15 Chapter 11: The Untraditional Geography of Hispanic Settlement in a New South City: Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter 16 Chapter 12: "An Anchor of Hope": Refugees in Utica, New York Part 17 Part Four: Epilogue Chapter 18 Chapter 13: The Contributions of Immigrants: From Megalopolis to Mainstream

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/03/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780739119198
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9780739119198
  • weight: 649
  • ISBN10: 0739119192

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