Week 10

“Neighborhood Poverty and the Social Isolation of Inner-City African American Families.” In “Neighborhood Poverty and the Social Isolation of Inner-City African American Families”, the idea of isolationism in impoverished African-American communities is explored. Unlike the links between ethnic enclaves in immigrant neighborhoods and economic mobility both inside these communities and in the larger society as … Continue reading Week 10

Spatial Disparities in the Chinese Ethnoburb

Lin and Robinson (2006) studied the patterns of ethnic suburban Chinese that are located in San Gabriel Valley. They were known as the “ethnoburbs”. They are, “middle and upper class immigrants, and they have emerged since the 1960s to coexist or compete with the older downtown Chinatowns.” The authors mention that ethnoburbs have emerged in…

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The Immigrant Enclave

Adapting into “mainstream” American society has always been a difficult task for immigrants. Economic hardship and discrimination are only two of the many obstacles immigrants must overcome. This article discusses these and other difficulties faced by immigrants on individual and group levels. Immigrants can struggle with assimilation and movement up social hierarchies from both their […]

Week 10- Social Isolation in Inner-Cities

Neighborhood Poverty and the Social Isolation of Inner-City African American Families talked about social isolation of African American opposed to living in the city and to see if there is a connection between social networks. Bruce and James talk about how jobs in 1970 started to decline and the poverty rate increased in the inner-city … Continue reading Week 10- Social Isolation in Inner-Cities

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