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Immigration is dramatically changing major cities throughout the world. Nowhere is this more so than in New York City and Amsterdam, which, after decades of large-scale immigration, now have populations that are more than a third foreign-born. These cities have had to deal with the challenge of incorporating hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose cultures, languages, religions, and racial backgrounds differ dramatically from those of many long-established residents. New York and Amsterdam brings together a distinguished and interdisciplinary group of American and Dutch scholars to examine and compare the impact of immigration on two of the world’s largest urban centers.
 
The original essays in this volume discuss how immigration has affected social, political, and economic structures, cultural patterns, and intergroup relations in the two cities, investigating how the particular, and changing, urban contexts of New York City and Amsterdam have shaped immigrant and second generation experiences. Despite many parallels between  New York and Amsterdam, the differences stand out,  and  juxtaposing essays on immigration in the two cities helps to illuminate the essential issues that today’s immigrants and their children confront. Organized around five main themes, this bookoffers an in-depth view of the impact of immigration as it affects particular places, with specific histories, institutions, and immigrant populations. New York and Amsterdam profoundly contributes to our broader understanding of the transformations wrought by immigration and the dynamics of urban change, providing new insights into how—and why— immigration’s effects differ on the two sides of the Atlantic.  
 
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Jan Rath is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Jan WillemDuyvendak is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Rogier van Reekum is Ph.D. candidate at the University of Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction: New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape
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  1. Part I: How Has the Immigrant Past Shaped the Immigrant Present in New York City and Amsterdam?
  2. pp. 23-28
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  1. 1. Immigration History and the Remaking of New York
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  1. 2. To Amsterdam: Migrations Past and Present
  2. pp. 52-82
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  1. Part II: What Difference Does the Urban Economy Make to Immigrant Incorporation?
  2. pp. 83-88
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  1. 3. Immigrants in New York City’s Economy: A Portrait in Full Living Color
  2. pp. 89-106
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  1. 4. From Amsterdamned to I Amsterdam: The Amsterdam Economy and Its Impact on the Labor Market Position of Migrants, 1980–2010
  2. pp. 107-132
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  1. Part III: Is Islam in Amsterdam Like Race in New York City?
  2. pp. 133-142
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  1. 5. Nativism, Racism, and Immigration in New York City
  2. pp. 143-169
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  1. 6. Governing through Religion in Amsterdam: The Stigmatization of Ethnic Cultures and the Uses of Islam
  2. pp. 170-194
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  1. Part IV: How Are Immigrants Entering the Precincts of Power in New York City and Amsterdam?
  2. pp. 195-202
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  1. 7. The Rise of Immigrant Influence in New York City Politics
  2. pp. 203-229
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  1. 8. Immigrant Political Engagement and Incorporation in Amsterdam
  2. pp. 230-256
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  1. Part V: How Are the Children of Immigrants Shaped by and also Changing New York City’s and Amsterdam’s Cultural Life?
  2. pp. 257-262
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  1. 9. Immigrants, the Arts, and the “Second-Generation Advantage” in New York
  2. pp. 263-286
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  1. 10. Immigrant Youths’ Contribution to Urban Culture in Amsterdam
  2. pp. 287-310
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  1. About the Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814738221
Related ISBN
9780814738092
MARC Record
OCLC
861692527
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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