The power of urban ethnic places : cultural heritage and community life
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-280) and index.
- Table of Contents List of Figures Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Doing Ethnic History from Coast to Coast Chapter 2 Ethnic Communities and Cultural Heritage Chapter 3 Ethnicity in America from World's Fair to World City Chapter 4 Ethnic Places, Postmodernism and Urban Change in Houston Chapter 5 Heritage, Art and Community Development in Miami's Overtown and Little Havana Chapter 6 Removal and Renewal of Los Angeles Chinatown from the Frontier Pueblo to the Global City Chapter 7 Preservation and Cultural Heritage in New York's Chinatown and Lower East Side and Impact of the 9/11 Disaster Chapter 8 The Death and Life of Urban Ethnic Places Bibliography Endnotes 334.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Power of Ethnic Places discusses the growing visibility of ethnic heritage places in U.S. society. The book examines a spectrum of case studies of Chinese, Latino and African American communities in the U.S., disagreeing with any perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage places are harbingers of separatism or balkanization. Instead, the text argues that by better understanding the power and dynamics of ethnic enclaves and heritage places in our society, we as a society will be better prepared to harness the economic and cultural changes related to globalization rather than be hurt or divided by these same forces of economic and cultural restructuring.
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- Publication date
- Jan Lin.
- Metropolis and modern life