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Global Philadelphia : immigrant communities old and new

Author: Ayumi Takenaka; Mary Johnson Osirim
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010.
Series: Philadelphia voices, Philadelphia visions.
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A comprehensive analysis of the processes and consequences of immigration to Philadelphia over time

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayumi Takenaka; Mary Johnson Osirim
ISBN: 9781439900123 1439900124 9781439900130 1439900132 9781439900147 1439900140
OCLC Number: 441165419
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Philadelphia's immigrant communities in historical perspective / Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Johnson Osirim --
pt. I. Community formation and intra- (and inter- ) ethnic relations. 125 years of building Jewish immigrant communities in Philadelphia / Rakhmiel Peltz --
Mapping memories in stone : Italians and the transformation of a Philadelphia landscape / Joan Saverino --
Pan-Latino enclaves in Philadelphia and the formation of the Puerto Rican community / Victor Vazquez-Hernandez --
Opportunity, conflict, and communities in transition : historical and contemporary Chinese immigration to Philadelphia / Lena Sze --
pt. II. The role of institutions. German immigration to Philadelphia from the colonial period through the twentieth century / Birte Pfleger --
Changes in the behavior of immigrants : the Irish in Philadelphia / Noel J.J. Farley and Philip L. Kilbride --
Healthcare access for Mexican immigrants in South Philadelphia / Jennifer Atlas --
pt. III. Identity formation in a transnational context. Philadelphia's Haitian community : transnationalism and unity in the formation of identity / Garvey F. Lundy --
The new African diaspora : transnationalism and transformation in Philadelphia / Mary Johnson Osirim --
From Kerala to Philadelphia : the experiences of Malayalee, Hindu nurses in Philadelphia / Rasika Chakravarthy and Ajay Nair --
The other Asians in the other Philadelphia : understanding Cambodian experiences in neighborhoods, classrooms, and workplaces / Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Keo Chea-Young.
Series Title: Philadelphia voices, Philadelphia visions.
Responsibility: edited by Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Johnson Osirim.

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