By Nancy Foner
Immigrants and their American-born little ones symbolize approximately one region of the U.S. inhabitants. Drawing on wealthy, in-depth ethnographic examine, the interesting case reviews in throughout Generations learn the intricacies of family members among the generations in a extensive variety of immigrant groups—from Latin the USA, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa—and provide a feeling of what daily life is like in immigrant families.Moving past the clich? of the youngsters of immigrants undertaking pitched battles opposed to tradition-bound mom and dad from the previous state, those brilliant essays provide a nuanced view that brings out the binds that bind the generations in addition to the tensions that divide them. Tackling key matters like parental self-discipline, marriage offerings, academic and occupational expectancies, criminal prestige, and transnational relatives ties, throughout Generations brings an important insights to our realizing of the U.S. as a country of immigrants.Contributors: Leisy Abrego, JoAnn D'Alisera, Joanna Dreby, Yen Le Espiritu, Greta Gilbertson, Nazli Kibria, Cecilia Menj'var, Jennifer E. Sykes, Mary C. Waters, and Min Zhou.
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The annual median household income for Chinese Americans was $57,000 in 2003 dollars, compared to $49,000 for non-Hispanic whites. 6 24 Min Zhou In terms of settlement patterns, Chinese Americans have continued to concentrate in the western United States and in urban areas. 1 million); New York comes in second with 16 percent, followed by Hawaii with 6 percent. At the same time, other states that historically received few Chinese immigrants, such as Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington, Florida, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, have now witnessed phenomenal growth.
Half of all Chinese Americans live in suburbs. 7 In 2000, there were eleven cities in the United States—all in California and all but San Francisco in the suburbs—in which Chinese Americans made up more than 20 percent of the population. born or -raised children of post-1965 Chinese immigrants) is coming of age. Three main neighborhood contexts—the traditional ethnic enclaves such as inner-city Chinatowns, the ethnoburbs, and the white middleclass suburbs—are particularly important in understanding the challenges confronting new Chinese immigrant families.
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