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Islands in the city [electronic resource] : West Indian migration to New York / edited by Nancy Foner.

Contributor(s): Foner, Nancy, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (viii, 304 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780520935808 (electronic bk.); 0520935802 (electronic bk.); 0585391637 (electronic bk.); 9780585391632 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): West Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses | West Indian Americans -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York -- Congresses | Blacks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses | Blacks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Race identity -- Congresses | Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Congresses | New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- Congresses | New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations -- Congresses | New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses | West Indies -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Islands in the city.DDC classification: 305.896/97290747 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction. West Indian Migration to New York: An Overview / Nancy Foner -- Gender, Work, and Residence -- Early-Twentieth-Century Caribbean Women: Migration and Social Networks in New York City / Irma Watkins-Owens -- Where New York's West Indians Work / Suzanne Model -- West Indians and the Residential Landscape of New York / Kyle D. Crowder, Lucky M. Tedrow -- Transnational Perspectives -- Transnational Social Relations and the Politics of National Identity: An Eastern Caribbean Case Study / Linda Basch -- New York as a Locality in a Global Family Network / Karen Fog Olwig -- Race, Ethnicity, and the Second Generation -- "Black Like Who?" Afro-Caribbean Immigrants, African Americans, and the Politics of Group Identity / Reuel Rogers -- Growing Up West Indian and African American: Gender and Class Differences in the Second Generation / Mary C. Waters -- Experiencing Success: Structuring the Perception of Opportunities for West Indians / Vilna F. Bashi Bobb, Averil Y. Clarke -- Tweaking a Monolith: The West Indian Immigrant Encounter with "Blackness" / Milton Vickerman -- Conclusion. Invisible No More? West Indian Americans in the Social Scientific Imagination / Philip Kasinitz.
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Based on a conference entitled West Indian migration to New York : historical, contemporary, and transnational perspectives, which was held at the Research Institute for the Study of Man in April 1999.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-295) and index.

Introduction. West Indian Migration to New York: An Overview / Nancy Foner -- Gender, Work, and Residence -- Early-Twentieth-Century Caribbean Women: Migration and Social Networks in New York City / Irma Watkins-Owens -- Where New York's West Indians Work / Suzanne Model -- West Indians and the Residential Landscape of New York / Kyle D. Crowder, Lucky M. Tedrow -- Transnational Perspectives -- Transnational Social Relations and the Politics of National Identity: An Eastern Caribbean Case Study / Linda Basch -- New York as a Locality in a Global Family Network / Karen Fog Olwig -- Race, Ethnicity, and the Second Generation -- "Black Like Who?" Afro-Caribbean Immigrants, African Americans, and the Politics of Group Identity / Reuel Rogers -- Growing Up West Indian and African American: Gender and Class Differences in the Second Generation / Mary C. Waters -- Experiencing Success: Structuring the Perception of Opportunities for West Indians / Vilna F. Bashi Bobb, Averil Y. Clarke -- Tweaking a Monolith: The West Indian Immigrant Encounter with "Blackness" / Milton Vickerman -- Conclusion. Invisible No More? West Indian Americans in the Social Scientific Imagination / Philip Kasinitz.

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