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"This book of well-written essays develops the comparative framework that migration studies so badly needs, illuminating both the features common to the migration experience in New York and Amsterdam and the factors that set these two cities, and their migrants, apart."-Roger Waldinger, author, Still the Promised City? African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York

"Centuries ago, the highly diverse city of Amsterdam not only gave 'New Amsterdam' its name, but also early waves of immigrants. Today, both cities are microcosms of the world's diversity. How do the unique features of cities affect immigrant incorporation? Moving beyond analyses that focus on immigrants' individual characteristics or group differences, the elegant comparisons in this volume highlight how cities' distinct economies, social relations, cultural space, and politics affect immigrants and their integration. A fascinating read!"-Irene Bloemraad, author, Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada

"Transatlantic dialogue is highly needed in ethnic and migration studies. When top Amsterdam and New York social scientists engage in it through a systematic comparison between their two cities, the result is fascinating. It is also extremely useful for scholars on both sides of the Atlantic who are interested in understanding better how migration reshapes cities. A wonderful multidisciplinary and collective endeavor!"-Marco Martiniello, co-editor, Minorities in European Cities

"The book instructively delves into differing definitions of race, religion and ethnic politics, of integration versus assimilation. In New York, immigrants and their children are approaching a majority of voting-age citizens. In Amsterdam, noncitizens are allowed to vote in local elections after five years of legal residence in the Netherlands."-"New York Times",

"This book of well-written essays develops the comparative framework that migration studies so badly needs, illuminating both the features common to the migration experience in New York and Amsterdam and the factors that set these two cities, and their migrants, apart."-Roger Waldinger, author, "Still the Promised City?"

"Centuries ago, the highly diverse city of Amsterdam not only gave 'New Amsterdam' its name, but also early waves of immigrants. Today, both cities are microcosms of the world's diversity. How do the unique features of cities affect immigrant incorporation? Moving beyond analyses that focus on immigrants' individual characteristics or group differences, the elegant comparisons in this volume highlight how cities' distinct economies, social relations, cultural space, and politics affect immigrants and their integration. A fascinating read!"-Irene Bloemraad, author, "Becoming a Citizen"

"The book instructively delves into differing definitions of race, religion and ethnic politics, of integration versus assimilation. In New York, immigrants and their children are approaching a majority of voting-age citizens. In Amsterdam, noncitizens are allowed to vote in local elections after five years of legal residence in the Netherlands."-"New York Times"

Centuries ago, the highly diverse city of Amsterdam not only gave 'New Amsterdam' its name, but also early waves of immigrants. Today, both cities are microcosms of the world s diversity. How do the unique features of cities affect immigrant incorporation? Moving beyond analyses that focus on immigrants individual characteristics or group differences, the elegant comparisons in this volume highlight how cities distinct economies, social relations, cultural space, and politics affect immigrants and their integration. A fascinating read! -Irene Bloemraad, author, "Becoming a Citizen""

Transatlantic dialogue is highly needed in ethnic and migration studies. When top Amsterdam and New York social scientists engage in it through a systematic comparison between their two cities, the result is fascinating. It is also extremely useful for scholars on both sides of the Atlantic who are interested in understanding better how migration reshapes cities. A wonderful multidisciplinary and collective endeavor! -Marco Martiniello, co-editor, Minorities in European Cities"

[ ]New York and Amsterdamoffers a rich understanding of the contexts of immigration in each city. -"International Migration Review""

About the Author

Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books, including In a New Land (NYU Press). She is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Career Award given by the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2694 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0814738443
  • Publisher: NYU Press (3 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GHILSC8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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