Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-Ethnic Societies

Canada, Taiwan, and the United States

Edited by Eric Fong, Lan-Hung Nora Chiang, Nancy Denton

© 2013 – Routledge

296 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

As a result of international immigration, ethnic diversity has increased rapidly in many countries, not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities. This trend is not limited to the traditional immigrant receiving countries, such as the United States and Canada, but occurs also in many other countries where doors are gradually opening to immigration, especially in Asia. This combination of a growing immigrant population and ethnic diversity has fostered a more complex immigrant integration process.

This book addresses the subject at the city ecological level, inter-group level, and individual level. It contributes to the understanding of immigrant adaptation in a multi-ethnic context, brings Asian perspectives into the discussion of immigration and race and ethnic relations, and will serve as a basis for future study of immigrant adaptation in a multi-ethnic context.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Eric Fong, Lan-hung Nora Chiang and Nancy Denton Immigrant/Racial/Ethnic Residential Patterns in Multi-Ethnic Cities 2. The Dynamics of Immigrant Residential Incorporation in the United States: Theoretical Issues and Empirical Challenges John Iceland 3. Partial Residential Integration: Suburban Residential Patterns of New Immigrant Groups in a Multi-Ethnic Context Eric Fong 4. Asian Immigrants in Vancouver: From Caste to Class in Socio-Spatial Segregation? David Ley 5. Are Native "Flights" from Immigration "Port of Entry" Pushed by Immigrants?: Evidence from Taiwan Ji-Ping Lin Group Relations in Multi-Ethnic Cities 6. Diversity in People and Places: Multiracial People in U.S. Society Nancy Denton 7. Openness to Inter-Ethnic Relationships for Chinese and South Asian Canadians: The Role of Canadian Identity Richard N. Lalonde and Ayse Uskul 8. The Contradictory Nature of Multiculturalism: Mainland Chinese Immigrants’ Perspectives and Their Onward Emigration from Canada Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho 9. The Perception of Social Distance in a Multi-Ethnic Society: The Case of Taiwan Yu-Hua Chen and Chin-Chun Yi Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-Ethnic Cities 10. Diversity of Asian Immigrants and Their Roles in the Making of Multicultural Cities in Canada Shuguang Wang and Paul Du 11. Family Forms Among First and Second Generation Immigrants in Metropolitan America, 1960-2009 Tim Liao and Berkay Özcan 12. Different Voices: Identity Formation of Early Taiwanese Migrants in Canada Lan-hung Nora Chiang Conclusion 13. Conclusion Eric Fong, Lan-hung Nora Chiang and Nancy Denton

About the Editors

Eric Fong is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. He is former President of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association and current Vice President of the Canadian Population Society.

Nora Chiang is a professor in the Department of Geography at National Taiwan University, as well as Associate Dean in the College of Science in that University.

Nancy A. Denton is Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York where she is also Director of the Lewis Mumford Center for Urban and Regional Research and Associate Director of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban