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Still the Promised City?

African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York

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$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674000728

Publication Date: 11/15/1999


384 pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

26 line illustrations, 14 tables


  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The New Urban Reality
  • 2. People and Jobs
  • 3. The Ethnic Division of Labor Transformed
  • 4. The Making and Remaking of the Ethnic Niche
  • 5. Who Gets the “Lousy” Jobs?
  • 6. Who Gets the Good Jobs?
  • 7. The Ethnic Politics of Municipal Jobs
  • 8. Small Business: The Interplay of Economy and Ethnicity
  • 9. Beyond Black and White
  • Appendix 1: Shift-Share Analysis
  • Appendix 2: Field Research Methods
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1998 Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
  • 1997 Best Book Award, Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
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