“The immigrant enclave: Theory and empirical examples”: From susan olzak and joane nagel (eds), competitive ethnic relations (1986)

Alejandro Portes, Robert D. Manning

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to review existing theories about the process of immigrant adaptation to a new society and to recapitulate the empirical findings that have led to an emerging perspective on the topic. This emerging view revolves around the concepts of different modes of structural uniquely unfavorable conditions. In a sense, the role of colonized minorities has been to bypass the free labor market, yielding in the process distinct benefits both to direct employers of their labor and, indirectly, to other members of the dominant racial group. This continuation of colonialist practices to our day explains, according to this view, the spatial isolation and occupational disadvantages of these minorities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Urban Sociology Reader, Second Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages202-213
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781136244155
ISBN (Print)9780415665308
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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