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EthnoburbThe New Ethnic Community in Urban America$
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Wei Li

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830656

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830656.001.0001

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Opportunities and Challenges for Ethnoburbs

Opportunities and Challenges for Ethnoburbs

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(p.171) 8 Opportunities and Challenges for Ethnoburbs
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Ethnoburb
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Wei Li

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824830656.003.0008

This book has explored how Los Angeles's Chinese community has evolved into an ethnoburb, comparing it with downtown Chinatown to highlight its differences from the traditional ethnic enclave. It has shown how ethnoburbs were created by ethnic minority groups and emerged as a new and important form of suburban ethnic settlement due to a combination of factors including global geopolitics and economic forces, U.S. national policies and local demographics, and socioeconomic and political shifts. This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings and their implications for the Chinese ethnoburb in San Gabriel Valley. It also describes ethnoburbs in other North American cities and ends by discussing the opportunities and challenges presented by ethnoburbs with regard to immigration, race, and ethnicity.

Keywords:   ethnoburb, Chinese community, Chinatown, ethnic enclave, ethnic minority groups, ethnic settlement, San Gabriel Valley, immigration, race, ethnicity

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