Islands in the City: West Indian Migration to New York

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Islands in the City
West Indian Migration to New York

EDITED BY
Nancy Foner

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction - An Overview 1
  • Notes 21
  • Part One - Gender, Work, and Residence 23
  • One - Migration and Social Networks in New York City 25
  • Notes 50
  • Two - Where New York's West Indians Work 52
  • Notes 80
  • Three - West Indians and the Residential Landscape of New York 81
  • Notes 113
  • Part Two - Transnational Perspectives 115
  • Four - An Eastern Caribbean Case Study 117
  • Notes 141
  • Five - New York as a Locality in a Global Family Network 142
  • Notes 160
  • Part Three - Race, Ethnicity, and the Second Generation 161
  • Six - Afro-Caribbean Immigrants, African Americans, and the Politics of Group Identity 163
  • Notes 191
  • Seven - Gender and Class Differences in the Second Generation 193
  • Notes 215
  • Eight - Structuring the Perception of Opportunities for West Indians 216
  • Notes 235
  • Nine - The West Indian Immigrant Encounter with “blackness” 237
  • Notes 256
  • Conclusion - West Indian Americans in the Social Scientific Imagination 257
  • Notes 274
  • References 277
  • Notes on Contributors 297
  • Index 301
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