9780804736305

Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804736305

  • ISBN10:

    0804736308

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
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Summary

Experiencing both the enormous benefits and the serious detriments of globalization and economic restructuring, Southern California serves as a magnet for immigrants from many parts of the world. This volume advances an emerging body of work that centers this region's future on the links between the two fastest-growing racial groups in California, Asians and Latinos, and the economic and social mainstream of this important sector of the global economy. The contributors to the anthologyscholars and community leaders with social science, urban planning, and legal backgroundsprovide a multi-faceted analysis of gender, class, and race relations. They also examine various forms of immigrant economic participation, from low-wage workers to entrepreneurs and capital investors. Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy documents the entrenchment of various immigrant communities in the socio-political and economic fabric of United States society and these communities' role in transforming the Los Angeles region.

Author Biography

Marta López-Garza is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Chicano Studies, and David R. Diaz is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xi
List of Tables
xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction
1(18)
Marta Lopez-Garza
David R. Diaz
PART I: WOMEN IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY 19(56)
Exploitation and Abuse in the Garment Industry: The Case of the Thai-Labor Compound in El Monte
21(25)
Julie A. Su
Chanchanit Martorell
Through Economic Restructuring, Recession, and Rebound: The Continuing Importance of Latina Immigrant Labor in the Los Angeles Economy
46(29)
Kristine M. Zentgraf
PART II: MACROECONOMICS 75(64)
The Promises and Dilemmas of Immigrant Ethnic Economies
77(25)
Tarry Hum
Economics and Ethnicity: Poverty, Race, and Immigration in Los Angeles County
102(37)
Manuel Pastor, Jr.
PART III: THE INFORMAL ECONOMY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 139(76)
A Study of the Informal Economy and Latina/o Immigrants in Greater Los Angeles
141(28)
Marta Lopez-Garza
Labor behind the Front Door: Domestic Workers in Urban and Suburban Households
169(19)
Grace A. Rosales
Doing Business: Central Americal Enterprises in Los Angeles
188(27)
Norma Stoltz Chinchilla
Nora Hamilton
PART IV: CHANGING POLITICAL AND SOCIAL TERRAIN 215(136)
Latino Street Vendors in Los Angeles: Heterogeneous Alliances, Community-Based Activism, and the State
217(24)
Clair M. Weber
The Politics of Social Services for a ``Model Minority'': The Union of Pan Asian Communities
241(32)
Linda Trinh Vo
Community Divided: Korean American Politics in Post-Civil Unrest Los Angeles
273(16)
Edward J. W. Park
Constructing ``Indinness'' in Southern California: The Role of Hindu and Muslim Indian Immigrants
289(24)
Prema Kurien
A New and Dynamic Community: The Case of Monterey Park, California
313(19)
Timothy P. Fong
The Politics of Adaptation and the ``Good Immigrant'': Japanese Americans and the New Chinese Immigrants
332(19)
Leland T. Saito
PART V: ETHNICITY, RACE, AND RACISM 351(40)
Variation in Attitudes toward Immigrants Measured among Latino, African American, Asian, and Euro-American Students
353(15)
Grace A. Rosales
Mona Devich Navarro
Desdemona Cardosa
Racialized Metropolis: Theorizing Asian American and Latino Identities and Ethinicities in Southern California
368(23)
ChorSwang Ngin
Rodolfo D. Torres
PART VI: SOCIAL POLICY 391(58)
Salvadoran Immigrants and Refugees: Demographic and Socioeconomic Profiles
393(32)
Claudia Dorrington
Environmental Logic and Minority Communities
425(24)
David R. Diaz
Appendix to Chapter 15 449(2)
List of Contributors 451(6)
Index 457

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