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Philip Kasinitz

Caribbean New York: Individualism and Democratic Culture

Caribbean New York: Individualism and Democratic Culture

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Since 1965, West Indians have been emigrating to the United States in record numbers, and to New York City in particular. Caribbean New York shows how the new immigration is reshaping American race relations and sheds much-needed light on factors that underlie some of the city's explosive racial confrontations. Philip Kasinitz examines how two forces--racial solidarity and ethnic distinctiveness--have helped to shape the identity of New York's West Indian community. He compares new (post-1965) immigrants with West Indians who arrived earlier in the century, and looks in detail at the economic, political, and cultural rules that Afro-Caribbean immigrants have played in the city during each period.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Kasinitz, Philip
Published: 03/23/1992
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801426513
Pages: 296
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.81d
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