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What People are Saying

"The literature on urbanization is vast but I do not know of any works that focus on the city as the outcome of negotiating processes. In addition, this volume takes a comparative perspective providing examples from various parts of the world. It is a highly innovative and original contribution." —Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Princeton University

"These cases offer us better understanding of a variety of issues related to immigrant adaptation in different cities."—Eric Fong, Canadian Studies in Population

"Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities is a valuable resource for policy makers, academic analysts, and students on urban migration."—Clara Irazzabal, Canadian Journal of Urban Research 

Chapter List

Introduction: Renegotiating the City
Blair A. Ruble and Lisa M. Hanley 

Part I. The Renegotiation of Urban Space
1. Immigrant Incorporation in Suburbia: Spatial Sorting, Ethnic Mobilization, and Receiving Institutions
Michael Jones-Correa
2. The Placelessness of Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
3. "It's Just That People Mix Better Here": Household Narratives of Belonging and Displacement in Seattle
Serin D. Houston and Richard Wright
4. Spatial and Symbolic Patterns of Migrant Settlement: The Case of Muslim Diasporas in Europe
Chantal Saint-Blancat
5. Moving toward Uncertainty: Migration and the Turbulence of African Urban Life
AbdouMaliq Simone

Part II. The Renegotiation of Urban Citizenship
6. Immigrants in a Sunbelt Metropolis: The Transformation of an Urban Place and the Construction of Community
Caroline B. Brettell
7. Postmulticulturalism?
David Ley
8. "Community" Health and Transnational Communities: Undocumented Andean Migrants and Tuberculosis Control in a New Migrant Gateway
Jason Pribilsky
9. Local Authority Responses to Immigrants: The German Case
Barbara Schmitter Heisler
10. Urban Migrants and the Claims of Citizenship in Postcolonial Africa
Dickson Eyoh

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