Asian and Latino immigrants in a restructuring economy : the metamorphosis of Southern California

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  • Creator edited by Marta López-Garza & David R. Diaz
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2001] ©2001
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780804736305, 0804736308, 0804736326
  • OCLC ocm44613179


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Exploitation and abuse in the garment industry: the case of the Thai slave-labor compound in El Monte / Julie A. Su and Chanchanit Martorell -- Through economic restructuring, recession, and rebound: the continuing importance of Latina immigrant labor in the Los Angeles economy / Kristine M. Zentgraf -- The promises and dilemmas of immigrant ethnic economics / Tarry Hum -- Economics and ethnicity: poverty, race, and immigration in Los Angeles county / Manuel Pastor, Jr. -- A study of the informal economy and Latina/o immigrants in greater Los Angeles / Marta López-Garza -- Labor behind the front door: domestic workers in urban and suburban households / Grace A. Rosales -- Doing business: Central America enterprises in Los Angeles / Norma Stoltz Chinchilla and Nora Hamilton -- Latino street vendors in Los Angeles: heterogeneous alliances, community-based activism, and the state / Clair M. Weber -- The politics of social services for a "model minority": the union of Pan Asian communities / Linda Trinh Võ -- Community divided: Korean American politics in post-civil unrest Los Angeles / Edward J.W. Park -- Constructing "Indianness" in Southern California: the role of Hindu and Muslim Indian immigrants / Prema Kurien -- A new and dynamic community: the case of Monterey Park, California / Timothy P. Fong -- The politics of adaptation and the "good immigrant": Japanese Americans and the new Chinese immigrants / Leland T. Saito -- Variation in attitudes toward immigrants measured among Latino, African American, Asian, and Euro-American students / Grace A. Rosales, Mona Devich Navarro, and Desdemona Cardosa -- Racialized metropolis: theorizing Asian American and Latino identities and ethnicities in Southern California / ChorSwang Ngin and Rodolfo D. Torres -- Salvadoran immigrants and refugees: demographic and socioeconomic profiles / Claudia Dorrington -- Environmental logic and minority communities / David R. Diaz
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