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Structuring Diversity

Ethnographic Perspectives on the New Immigration

Through ethnographic research, sociologists and anthropologists explore the interaction of America’s newcomers with established residents in six cities. Their analysis highlights the importance of class and power as immigrants interact in the workplace, at home, at school, and in community organizations.

268 pages | 12 line drawings, 10 halftones, 16 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1992

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

Black Studies

Culture Studies

Sociology: Race, Ethnic, and Minority Relations, Urban and Rural Sociology

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Shaping of Diversity
Louise Lamphere
1. The Price of a Good Steak: Beef Packing and Its Consequences for Garden City, Kansas
Donald D. Stull, Michael J. Broadway, and Ken C. Erickson
2. On Machines and Bureaucracy: Controlling Ethic Interaction in Miami’s Apparel and Construction Industries
Guillermo J. Grenier, Alex Stepick, Debbie Draznin, Aline LaBorwit, and Steve Morris
3. Life in Big Red: Struggles and Accommodations in a Chicago Polyethnic Tenement
Dwight Conquergood
4. Recent Economic Restructuring and Evolving Intergroup Relations in Houston
Jacqueline Maria Hagan and Nestor P. Rodriguez
5. Transcending Boundaries and Closing Ranks: How Schools Shape Interrelations
Judith G. Goode, Jo Anne Schneider, and Suzanne Blanc
6. The Politics of Diversity in Monterey Park, California
John Horton

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