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Immigration and the Changing Social Fabric of American Cities

Immigration and the Changing Social Fabric of American Cities

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April 2012 | 268 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume of The ANNALS brings together a leading set of scholars to present new research on trends in the spatial forms of immigration that are transforming the American landscape—the effects of "the world in a city." With a distinct analytic focus, the volume takes a comparative approach, examining recent immigration trends, disaggregating by ethnicity or immigrant type wherever possible, focusing on core features of the nation's social fabric (e.g., violence, legitimacy of social institutions, governance, economic well-being), and empirically going beyond the big cities of traditional concern to a host of smaller cities and towns reaching into far-flung pockets of the country. The lineup includes papers on both familiar cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; as well as places as different as San Antonio; Nashville; Boston; Dublin; Hazleton, Pennsylvania; and St. James, Minnesota. While the places studied and features of their social fabric may differ, the social processes underlying the spatial forms of immigration are shown to be largely the same. This volume will be of interest to social scientists from a broad range of disciplines who engage in research and teaching on issues related to immigration; policy-makers; and individuals working on immigration-policy research.

John M. MacDonald and Robert J. Sampson
1. The World in a City: Immigration and America’s Changing
Emilio A. Parrado
2. Immigration Enforcement Policies, the Economic Recession, and The Size of Local Mexican Immigrant Populations
Patrick J. Carr, Daniel T. Lichter, and Maria J. Kefalas
3. Can Immigration Save Small-Town America? Hispanic Boomtowns and the Uneasy Path to Renewal
Jamie Winders
4. Seeing Immigrants: Institutional Visibility and Immigrant Incorporation in New Immigrant
David S. Kirk, Andrew V. Papachristos, Jeffrey Fagan, and Tom R. Tyler
5. The Paradox of Law Enforcement in Immigrant Communities: Does Tough Immigration Enforcement Undermine Public Safety?
Garth Davies and Jeffrey Fagan
6. Crime and Enforcement in Immigrant Neighborhoods: Evidence from New York City
John MacDonald and Jessica Saunders
7. Are Immigrant Youth Less Violent? Specifying the Reasons and Mechanisms
Charis E. Kubrin and Hiromi Ishizawa
8. Why Some Immigrant Neighborhoods are Safer than Others? Divergent Findings from Los Angeles and Chicago
Ramiro Martinez, Jr and Jacob Stowell
9. Extending immigration and Crime Studies: National implications and Local Settings.
John R. Hipp and Adam Boessen
10. Immigrants and social distance: Examining the social consequences of immigration for Southern California neighborhoods over 50 years
Zoua Vang
11. The Limits of Spatial Assimilation for Immigrants’ Full Integration: Emerging Evidence from African
Stephanie M. DiPietro and Robert J. Bursik
12. Studies of the New Immigration: The Dangers of Pan-Ethnic Classifications

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Mr Frank Rodriguez
Department of Criminal Justice, Mercyhurst University
October 18, 2013

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