Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America

Exploring these changing communities, places, and landscapes, this book offers a nuanced understanding of the evolution of America's contemporary ethnic geographies.

Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America

Ethnic diversity has marked the United States from its inception, and it is impossible to separate ethnicity from an understanding of the United States as a country and “Americans” as a people. Since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the United States has experienced watershed transformations in its social, cultural, and ethnic geographies. Considering the impact of these wide-ranging changes, this unique text examines the experiences of a range of ethnic groups in both historical and contemporary context. It begins by laying out a comprehensive conceptual framework that integrates immigration theory; globalization; transnational community formation; and urban, cultural, and economic geography. The contributors then present a rich set of case studies of the key Latin American, Asian American, and Middle Eastern communities comprising the vast majority of newer immigrants. Each case offers a brief historical overview of the group’s immigration experience and settlement patterns and discusses its contemporary socioeconomic dynamics. All these communities have transformed—and been transformed by—the places in which they have settled. Exploring these changing communities, places, and landscapes, this book offers a nuanced understanding of the evolution of America's contemporary ethnic geographies.

Ethnic Landscapes of America

In Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America, ed. Ines M. Miyares and Christopher A. Airriess, 291–312. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. ———. 2008. Spaces and Places of Adaptation in an Ethnic Vietnamese Cluster in New Orleans, ...

Ethnic Landscapes of America

This volume provides a comprehensive catalog of how various ethnic groups in the United States of America have differently shaped their cultural landscape. Author John Cross links an overview of the spatial distributions of many of the ethnic populations of the United States with highly detailed discussions of specific local cultural landscapes associated with various ethnic groups. This book provides coverage of several ethnic groups that were omitted from previous literature, including Italian-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and Arab-Americans, plus several smaller European ethnic populations. The book is organized to provide an overview of each of the substantive ethnic landscapes in the United States. Between its introduction and conclusion, which looks towards the future, the chapters on the various ethnic landscapes are arranged roughly in chronological order, such that the timing of the earliest significant surviving landscape contribution determines the order the groups will be viewed. Within each chapter the contemporary and historical spatial distribution of the ethnic groups are described, the historical geography of the group’s settlement is reviewed, and the salient aspects of material culture that characterize or distinguish the group’s ethnic landscape are discussed. Ethnics Landscapes of America is designed for use in the classroom as a textbook or as a reader in a North American regional course or a cultural geography course. This volume also can function as a detailed summary reference that should be of interest to geographers, historians, ethnic scholars, other social scientists, and the educated public who wish to understand the visible elements of material culture that various ethnic populations have created on the landscape.

Race Ethnicity and Place in a Changing America Third Edition

Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America. I. M. Miyares and C. A. Airriess (eds.). Lanham, MD. Roman and Littlefield. Skop, E. Living in the 'Burbs': The Creation of an Indian Immigrant Community. Center for American Places.

Race  Ethnicity  and Place in a Changing America  Third Edition

Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. This book examines major Hispanic, African, and Asian diasporas in the continental United States and Puerto Rico from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular attention on the diverse ways in which these immigrant groups have shaped and reshaped American places and landscapes. Through both historical and contemporary case studies, the contributors examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit, illustrating along the way the behaviors and concepts that comprise the modern ethnic and racial geography of immigrant and minority groups. While primarily addressed to students and scholars in the fields of racial and ethnic geography, these case studies will be accessible to anyone interested in race-place connections, race-ethnicity boundaries, the development of racialization, and the complexity of human settlement patterns and landscapes that make up the United States and Puerto Rico. Taken together, they show how individuals and culture groups, through their ideologies, social organization, and social institutions, reflect both local and regional processes of place-making and place-remaking that occur within and beyond the continental United States.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

For many years , McKee's anthology , Ethnicity in Contemporary America : A Geographical Appraisal ( 1985 ) , was the only book about American ethnic geography that university instructors had available for their classrooms .

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Surveys American geographers' current research in their speciality areas and tracks trends and innovations in the subfields of geography. Based on a process of review and revision, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. The authors were chosen by their specialty groups of the American Association of Geographers.

21st Century Geography A Reference Handbook

In J. Duncan, N. Johnson, & R. Schein (Eds.), The companion to cultural geography (pp. ... From urban enclave to ethnic suburb: New Asian communities in Pacific Rim countries. ... Contemporary ethnic geographies in America (2nd ed.).

21st Century Geography  A Reference Handbook

Via approximately 80 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on geography will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Features & Benefits: Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in writing research term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, etc. Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of geography, including regional geography, physical geography, global change, human and cultural geography, economic geography and locational analysis, political geography, geospatial technology, cartography, spatial thinking, research methodology, geographical education, and more. Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.

Race and Ethnic Relations American and Global Perspectives

“Central Americans: Legal Status and Settledness.” Pp. 175–90 in Ines M. Miyares and Christoper A. Airriess (eds.), Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield. Model, Suzanne. 2008.

Race and Ethnic Relations  American and Global Perspectives

Reflecting the latest data and theoretical literature available, RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, 10e tackles diversity issues from both the American and global perspective, offering an in-depth exploration of today's globally diverse world. The text's expansive coverage of race and ethnic relations across the globe highlights major points of difference and similarity between the United States and a number of other societies, as well as includes a unique case study comparing four different countries. This unique comparative approach is vital with the increasing ethnic diversity in most contemporary societies as well as the prominence of ethnic conflicts in virtually all world regions. Current statistics, figures, maps, and citations provide up-to-the-minute insight. The Tenth Edition also includes an all-new chapter devoted to Arab Americans. In addition, end-of-chapter critical-thinking questions encourage readers to think in a sociological mode and examine current issues using concepts presented in the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Muncie India na

Emily Skop, “Asian Indians: Community and Identity,” in Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America, edited by Ines M. Miyares and Christopher A. Airriess (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), 271–73; Li and Lo, “New Geographies ...

Muncie  India na

Muncie, Indiana, remains the epitome of an American town. Yet scholars built the image of so-called typical communities across the United States on an illusion. Their decades of studies ignored the racial, ethnic, and religious diversity and tensions woven into the American communities that Muncie supposedly embodied. Himanee Gupta-Carlson puts forth an essential question: what do nonwhites, non-Christians, and/or non-natives mean when they call themselves American? A daughter in one of Muncie's first Indian American families, Gupta-Carlson merges personal experience, the life histories of others, and critical analysis to explore the answers. Her stories of members of Muncie's South Asian communities unearth the silences imposed by past studies while challenging the body of scholarship in fundamental ways. At the same time, Gupta-Carlson shares personal memories and experiences that illuminate her place within the historical, political, and socio-cultural currents she engages in her work. It also reveals how that work informs and transforms her as a scholar and a person. As meditative as it is insightful, Muncie, India(na) invites readers to feel the truth of the fascinating stories behind one woman's revised portrait of an American community.

Thinking European s

New Geographies of Place, Cultures and Identities Margaret Keane, Maria Villaneuva ... Exploring contemporary ethnic geographies, in Miyares and Airriess (eds.) Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America.

Thinking European s

Unthinking prejudice is a major challenge in an ever-changing, pluralist Europe where local and global identities intermingle and contested pasts clash. The new geographies constructed in response to this are at the core of Thinking European(s). It has been written to bring these geographies alive and to foster active and reflective citizens who are able to work productively within Europe’s changing cultural environment. This integrated work provides a framework to stimulate students’ critical thinking and to prompt reflection. It seeks to stir geographical imaginations through case studies carried out in Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors of Thinking European(s) cross cultures, religions, languages, genders, ideologies and political boundaries; they stress dialogue, negotiation and value multiple geographical knowledges. University teachers and undergraduates will find Thinking European(s) a valuable resource for courses on Europe, Regional Geography, European Integration, European Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Studies or Area Studies.

Strangers in This Land

Religion, Pluralism and the American Dream, Revised Edition E. Allen Richardson ... Debating Affirmative Action: Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and the Politics ofInclusion. ... Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America.

Strangers in This Land

This updated, revised version of the important 1988 first edition (“must reading for anyone seriously probing religious pluralism in our society”—Theology Today) examines the complex relationship between American ideals and increasing religious diversity. In the past two decades, American religion has become more pluralistic and the central dynamic of welcoming versus rejecting religious diversity is even more prominent and nuanced. Explored here are two competing visions of the American Dream as it relates to religion: America as a pluralistic society shaped by its diversity, and America as an assimilative society in which people of all backgrounds become “American.”

Race Ethnicity and Place in a Changing America

“ The Limits of ( South Asian ) Names and Labels : Postcolonial or Asian American ? ” In A Part , Yet Apart , L. D. Shankar and R. Srikanth ... In Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America , I. M. Miyares and C. A. Airriess ( eds . ) .

Race  Ethnicity  and Place in a Changing America


Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century

In Miyares, I.M. & Airriess C.A. (eds) Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield. Broadway, M. 2007. Meatpacking and the Transformation of Rural Communities: A Comparison of Brooks, Alberta and Garden ...

Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century

Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are increasingly subsumed by flows of people, information and economic activity across global spaces. However, while the organization of rural life has been fundamentally transformed by institutional and social changes that have occurred since the mid-twentieth century, rural people and communities have proved resilient in the face of these transformations. This book examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic changes affecting rural communities and populations during the first decades of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities. Primarily focused on the U.S. context, while also providing international comparative discussion, the book is organized into five sections each of which explores both socio-demographic and political economic aspects of rural transformation. It features an accessible and up-to-date blend of theory and empirical analysis, with each chapter's discussion grounded in real-life situations through the use of empirical case-study materials. Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology, community sociology, rural and/or population geography, community development, and population studies.

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

Miyares, I. M. & Airriess, C. A. (2007) “Creating Contemporary Ethnic Geographies: A Review of immigration Law”, in Miyares, I. M. & Airriess, C. A. (eds), Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, ...

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the Dust Returned (2001), making it a creative project that spanned his adult life. Not only do the stories focus on a single familial unit, engaging with overlapping twentieth-century themes of family, identity and belonging, they were also unique in their time, interrogating post-war American ideologies of domestic unity while reinventing and softening gothic horror for the Baby Boomer generation. Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes. Essays included discuss the diverse ways in which the Elliott stories pose questions about difference and Otherness in America; engage with issues of gender, sexuality, and adolescence; and interrogate complex discourses surrounding history, identity, community, and the fantasy of family.

Encyclopedia of Race Ethnicity and Society

Miyares, Inés M. 2006. “Central Americans: Legal Status and Settledness.” In Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America, edited by Inés M. Miyares and Christopher A. Airriess. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield. Schmalzbauer, Leah. 2005.

Encyclopedia of Race  Ethnicity  and Society

"This ambitious undertaking touches all bases, is highly accessible, and provides a solid starting point for further exploration." —School Library Journal This three-volume reference presents a comprehensive look at the role race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives.. The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society offers informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Containing nearly 600 entries, this resource provides a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Key Features Describes over a hundred racial and ethnic groups, with additional thematic essays discussing broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society at large Addresses other issues of inequality that often intersect with the primary focus on race and ethnicity, such as ability, age, class, gender, and sexual orientation Brings together the most distinguished authorities possible, with 375 contributors from 14 different countries Offers broad historical coverage,, ranging from "Kennewick Man" to the "Emancipation Proclamation" to "Hip-Hop" Presents over 90 maps to help the reader comprehend the source of nationalities or the distribution of ethnic or racial groups Provides an easy-to-use statistical appendix with the latest data and carefully selected historical comparisons Key Themes · Biographies · Community and Urban Issues · Concepts and Theories · Criminal Justice · Economics and Stratification · Education · Gender and Family · Global Perspectives · Health and Social Welfare · Immigration and Citizenship · Legislation, Court Decisions, and Treaties · Media, Sports, and Entertainment · Organizations · Prejudice and Discrimination · Public Policy · Racial, Ethnic, and Nationality Groups · Religion · Sociopolitical Movements and Conflicts

Careers Without Borders

Airriess, C. A. & I. M. Miyares (Eds.) (2007). Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Almeida, Z. M. de (2003). Fazer a América: Inserção e Mobilidade do Imigrante Brasileiro em uma Economia de ...

Careers Without Borders

Careers without Borders analyzes the challenges, debates and developments in global careers using a critical management perspective. Starting in the early nineties, the flow of information became more fluid, and with this, managers and professionals started operating across borders, crossing different contexts in greater numbers than ever before. In this edited collection, contributors from around the world examine how context, culture and social relations of power all impact on how professionals interact with new structural and ideological frameworks. Issues such as regulation and law, policies, history, identities and inequalities are explored. The book covers a wide range of countries, including USA, China, Brazil, Ghana and Hungary, offering strong theoretical analyses, as well as practical implications. This book aims to help students and managers understand the career issues involved when they do business in other countries. It will appeal to students on human resource management or international business courses.

Cultural Heritage in Migration

Ethnic Festivals, Cultural Tourism, and Pan-Ethnicity. In: I. M. Miyares, Ch.A. Airriess, eds., Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto: Rowman & Littlefield publishers, Inc., pp. 375-396.

Cultural Heritage in Migration


The 1 5 Generation Korean Diaspora

A qualitative study of adaptation experiences of 1.5 generation Asian Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 9(2), 156. Kim, D. (2006). ... Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America (2nd edition, pp. 285–302).

The 1 5 Generation Korean Diaspora

This book provides a comparative perspective on the contemporary experiences of 1.5 generation Korean immigrants around the world. The contributors study 1.5 generation Korean immigrants in America, New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada while exploring key issues of identity, transnationalism, and culture.

Seeing Krishna in America

New York: American Federation ofArts, 1973. Skop, Emily. “Asian Indians and the Con- struction of Community and Identity.” In Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America, ed. Ines M. Miyares, Christo- pher A. Airriess, 271–290.

Seeing Krishna in America

The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in India in the 15th century by a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their bhakti tradition worships a variety of forms of Krishna as a seven-year-old child. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, members of the sect established a spiritual headquarters for the faith in Pennsylvania and began to construct temples across the United States. Since then, the growth has continued as this 500-year-old faith becomes an American religion, as this work demonstrates.

Anthropology Matters

Contemporary ethnic geographies in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Mulaj, K. (2008). Forced displacement in Darfur, Sudan.Journal Compilation. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. New York Times. (2011, Dec. 6). Sudan.

Anthropology Matters

The second edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and includes four new chapters on language revitalization, social media and social revolutions, human migration, and the role of NGOs in international development practice.

Hybrid Identities

“The 'New' Italian-American Ethnicity.” The Journal of Ethnic Studies 12: 75–93. ... “Non-Hispanic West Indians in New York City”, in Chriso- pher Airriess and Ines Mirayes, eds., Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America.

Hybrid Identities

Combining theoretical and empirical pieces, this book explores the emerging theoretical work seeking to describe hybrid identities while also illustrating the application of these theories in empirical research.The sociological perspective of this volume sets it apart. Hybrid identities continue to be predominant in minority or immigrant communities, but these are not the only sites of hybridity in the globalized world. Given a compressed world and a constrained state, identities for all individuals and collective selves are becoming more complex. The hybrid identity allows for the perpetuation of the local, in the context of the global. This book presents studies of types of hybrid identities: transnational, double consciousness, gender, diaspora, the third space, and the internal colony. Contributors include: Keri E. Iyall Smith, Patrick Gun Cuninghame, Judith R. Blau, Eric S. Brown, Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Melissa F. Weiner, Bedelia Nicola Richards, Keith Nurse, Roderick Bush, Patricia Leavy, Trinidad Gonzales, Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Emily Brooke Barko, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Helen Kim, Bedelia Nicola Richards, Helene K. Lee, Alex Frame, Paul Meredith, David L. Brunsma and Daniel J. Delgado.

Jews and Booze

See the discussion of immigrant in-group hiring practices in Michael Reibel, “Immigrants at Work,” in Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America, ed. Ines M. Miyares and Christopher A. Airress (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), ...

Jews and Booze

Finalist, 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature from the Jewish Book Council From kosher wine to their ties to the liquor trade in Europe, Jews have a longstanding historical relationship with alcohol. But once prohibition hit America, American Jews were forced to choose between abandoning their historical connection to alcohol and remaining outside the American mainstream. In Jews and Booze, Marni Davis examines American Jews’ long and complicated relationship to alcohol during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the years of the national prohibition movement’s rise and fall. Bringing to bear an extensive range of archival materials, Davis offers a novel perspective on a previously unstudied area of American Jewish economic activity—the making and selling of liquor, wine, and beer—and reveals that alcohol commerce played a crucial role in Jewish immigrant acculturation and the growth of Jewish communities in the United States. But prohibition’s triumph cast a pall on American Jews’ history in the alcohol trade, forcing them to revise, clarify, and defend their communal and civic identities, both to their fellow Americans and to themselves.