How Asian immigration impacts the global economy
The New Asian Immigration in Los Angeles and Global Restructuring
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edited by Paul Ong, Edna Bonacich and Lucie Cheng
The end of 'World War II and the enactment of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 marked the beginning of a new Asian immigration. The new Asian immigrantsamong them higher proportions of women and middle-class professionals, managers, and entrepreneurshave been profoundly affected and influenced by the restructuring of the global economy, particularly in Pacific Rim industries. This volume focuses on Los Angeles as a critical "world city" in the developing global economy and also as the center of new Asian immigration. Included are discussions of the settlement patterns of various groups of Asians in relation to the social, economic, and political developments in Asia and the United States. At a local level, the contributors examine the garment and health care industries in Los Angeles to explore the role of new Asian immigrants in the city's economy and politics.
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Immigration Patterns
Part III: Economic Incorporation
Part IV: Political Struggles
Conclusion Edna Bonacich, Paul Ong, and Lucie Cheng
Contributors: Tania Azores, Yen Espiritu, Steve Gold, John Horton, John M. Liu, Kye Yong Park, Leland T. Saito, Yasmin Tong, and the editors.
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Asian American History and Culture, edited by K. Scott Wong, Linda Trinh Vő, and Cathy Schlund-Vials.
Founded by Sucheng Chan in 1991, the Asian American History and Culture, series has sponsored innovative scholarship that has redefined, expanded, and advanced the field of Asian American studies while strengthening its links to related areas of scholarly inquiry and engaged critique. Like the field from which it emerged, the series remains rooted in the social sciences and humanities, encompassing multiple regions, formations, communities, and identities. Extending the vision of founding editor Sucheng Chan and emeriti editor Michael Omi and David Palumbo-Liu, series editors K. Scott Wong, Linda Trinh Vő, and Cathy Schlund-Vials continue to develop a foundational collection that embodies a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to Asian American studies.