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Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration

John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor


This book represents one of the first systematic comparative studies of immigrant incorporation at the metropolitan level. It considers immigrant reception in seven different metro areas, and the book's analysis stresses the differences in capacity and response between central cities, down-at-the-heels suburbs, and outer metropolitan areas, as well as across metro areas. A key feature of case studies in the book is their inclusion of not only traditional receiving areas (New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) but also newer ones (Charlotte, Phoenix, San José, and California's “Inland Empire”). An ... More

Keywords: immigrant incorporation, immigrant reception, regional governance, metropolitan areas, immigrant integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702662
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Mollenkopf, editor
City University of New York

Manuel Pastor, editor
University of Southern California

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1 The Ethnic Mosaic

John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor

2 The Cases in Context

Manuel Pastor and John Mollenkopf

3 Teeming Shores

Els de Graauw, Diana R. Gordon, and John Mollenkopf

4 Machine Matters

Jaime Dominguez

5 Movements Matter

Manuel Pastor, Juan De Lara, and Rachel Rosner

6 The Last Suburb

Juan De Lara

7 “The Kindness of Strangers”

Michael Jones-Correa

8 Chill Winds in the Valley of the Sun

Doris Marie Provine and Paul G. Lewis

9 Out of Many, One

Manuel Pastor, Rachel Rosner, and Jennifer Tran

10 Synthesizing the Research

Manuel Pastor and John Mollenkopf