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Islands in the city : West Indian migration to New York / edited by Nancy Foner.

Contributor(s): Foner, Nancy, 1945- [editor.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001. Description: 1 online resource (viii, 304 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520935808; 0520935802; 0585391637; 9780585391632; 9780520225732; 0520225732; 9780520228504; 0520228502; 1597346888; 9781597346887; 9786612762475; 6612762470; 1282762478; 9781282762473Subject(s): West Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses | West Indian Americans -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York -- Congresses | Blacks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses | Blacks -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York -- Congresses | Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses | New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- Congresses | New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations -- Congresses | New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses | West Indies -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Blacks -- Race identity | Blacks -- Social conditions | Emigration and immigration | Immigrants -- Social conditions | Race relations | Social conditions | West Indian Americans -- Social conditions | New York (State) -- New York | West IndiesGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Islands in the city.DDC classification: 305.896/97290747 LOC classification: F128.9.W54 | I85 2001ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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.
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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.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295) and index.

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.

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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.

English.

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