The City as Context : Culture and Scale in New Immigrant Destinations

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dc.contributor.author Cadge, Wendy
dc.contributor.author Curran, Sara
dc.contributor.author Hejtmanek, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Jaworsky, B. Nadya
dc.contributor.author Levitt, Peggy
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-15T07:34:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-15T07:34:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation 32 en
dc.identifier.issn 1650-5743
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9058
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we bring questions of space, locality, and culture squarely into discussions of immigrant incorporation. The growing body of work on new immigrant destinations and contexts of reception often fails to consider how particular locales are embedded in larger geopolitical fields in ways that make them more or less receptive. Moreover, it privileges the economic characteristics of localities without paying sufficient attention to variations in cultural resources. In this study of two small, post-industrial cities, we argue that important variations in how they create and deploy their ‘cultural armature’, including differences in urban self-presentation, the prevailing ethos toward immigrants, and how culture has been harnessed in service of urban renewal, history, and the political economy, explain much of the variation in our two contexts of reception. Both cities speak the language of multiculturalism and tolerance, but Portland, ME offers newcomers welcoming spaces while those arriving in Danbury, CT encounter a hotbed of ‘anti-immigrant’ discourse and activity. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration and Ethnic Relations;1
dc.subject cultural context en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject immigration en
dc.subject new destinations en
dc.subject immigrant incorporation en
dc.subject urban scale en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title The City as Context : Culture and Scale in New Immigrant Destinations en
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Ethnicity en
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