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Hispanic Migration and Urban Development: Studies from Washington DC Vol: 17

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02 Oct 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
250 pages - 156 x 234 x 25mm
Research in Race and Ethnic Relations


This volume of "Research in Race and Ethnic Relations" analyzes the pattern of assimilation and incorporation among the Hispanic population in the Washington DC metro region. Following a comprehensive introduction looking at theoretical and policy implication, the book consists of two conceptual chapters discussing the literature of ethnic incorporation and assimilation in urban regions, one chapter analyzing demographic trends among the Hispanic population, and four chapters analyzing different issues related to assimilation, in particular the nature entrepreneurialship, civic engagement, political participation, and education among migrants. This book makes a considerable contribution to the literature of emerging gateways in the field of migration and urban development with articles from notable academics and public policy analysts in their respective fields. It is the only comprehensive study of its kind concerning Hispanic migration to the Washington DC region (the majority of other studies in the field are based on data from major metropolitan cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles).
List of Contributors. Preface. Metropolitan Washington: A New Immigrant Gateway. National Development, Capability, and the Segmented Assimilation of Hispanics in Washington, DC. New Data, New Horizons, and New Measures: Theoretical and Applied Outcomes Related to the Regional Focus of Research on Ethnic Populations. A Growing and Diverse Population: Latinos in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area. Residential Patterns and an Overview of Segregation and Discrimination in the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Region. Hispanic Entrepreneurship in a Global City: The Bolivian Diaspora in Washington, DC. Latino Organizations and Immigrant Integration in the Washington, DC, Region. Strengthening and Unifying Latino and African-American Families: Community Psychology in Washington, DC. Immigration, Latinos, and Crime: A Ward-Level Exploratory Assessment of Washington DC Property and Violent Crime Rates. Hispanic Migration and Urban Development: Studies from Washington DC. Research in race and ethnic relations. Research in race and ethnic relations. Copyright page. Reflections on Migration and Urban Development.

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