Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Koreans in Los Angeles, 1965-1982

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IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS KOREANS IN LOS ANGELES 1965-1982

IVAN LIGHT AND EDNA BONACICH

University of California Press

Berkeley Los Angeles Oxford

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
  • References xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xvi
  • Part One - Introduction 1
  • 1 - Immigrant Entrepreneurs in America 3
  • Summary 24
  • Part Two - The International Context and the Roots of Emigration 25
  • 2 - Cheap Labor in South Korea: The U.S. Role 27
  • 3 - The Role of the Korean Government 68
  • 4 - Emigration From South Korea 102
  • Conclusion 124
  • Part Three - Korean Business in Los Angeles 127
  • 5 - Immigration and Settlement 129
  • Summary and Conclusion 155
  • 6 - Entrepreneurs and Firms 156
  • Summary and Conclusion 175
  • 7 - Class and Ethnic Resources 178
  • Summary 203
  • 8 - Business Location 205
  • Summary and Conclusion 225
  • 9 - The Retail Liquor Industry 227
  • Conclusion 242
  • 10 - Raising Capital 243
  • Conclusion 271
  • 11 - Sources of Entrepreneurship 273
  • Conclusion 297
  • 12 - Reaction and Solidarity 300
  • Part Four - Korean Small Business in American Capitalism 329
  • 13 - The Protection of U.S. Labor Standards 331
  • Conclusion 351
  • 14 - The Cheapness of Korean Immigrant Small Business 354
  • Conclusion 370
  • 15 - The Use of Korean Small Business by U.S. Capital 371
  • Conclusion 400
  • 16 - The Making of Immigrant Small Business 401
  • Conclusion 420
  • Part Five - Conclusion 423
  • 17 - The Costs of Immigrant Entrepreneurship 425
  • Appendix: Telephone Survey, 1977 437
  • Notes 439
  • References 463
  • Index 487
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