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Demography

By Susan K. Wierzbicki

ISBN-10: 1593320043

ISBN-13: 9781593320041

Immigrant groups – even terrible ones – are frequently portrayed as solidary and supportive. Wierzbicki examines the presence and homogeneity of ties one of the international- and native-born of other ethnic teams. She reveals that the foreign-born always document fewer ties than the native-born, partially as a result of much less schooling or shorter length of place of dwelling. The foreign-born even have extra ethnically homogeneous ties, even if they dwell open air enclaves and in wealthier parts. This discovering has implications for theories of assimilation or incorporation. For loss of community facts, past exam of assimilation has frequently depended on styles of residential cost instead of real social ties. This examine shows that the foreign-born may possibly assimilate spatially yet now not socially.

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1 shows, the great majority of many specific ethnic groups are first-generation immigrant. However, there is one important exception: those who identify themselves as Mexican-Americans. Among them, fewer than 10 percent are foreign-born. By contrast, those 50 Beyond the Immigrant Enclave identifying themselves as simply Mexican are 98 percent foreign-born. The Japanese are another group with a substantial native-born proportion. Salvadorans, Chinese and Koreans are well over 90 percent foreign-born.

Because they worked as much as possible, they had little spare time for socializing or supporting voluntary organizations. As a result, Mahler concludes that the immigrants she studied “seem to stand closer to the anomie side of the solidarityanomie continuum” (Mahler 1995: 222). She criticizes the prevailing models of ethnic solidarity as overly romantic. Last, she warns that in their efforts to counter the antiimmigrant literature of the first part of the 20th century, researchers must beware of overcorrection.

For instance, dense, neighborhood-based social ties traditionally have been associated with the working class (Bott 1955, Laumann 1973, Suttles 1968, Gans 1962), but some more recent work suggests that most ties are liberated regardless of the class of the neighborhood (Bridge 1995). One landmark study that examined both place and social networks involved interviews with more than 1,000 adults in 50 communities in northern California (Fischer 1982). The clearest network findings were that education and income strongly influenced both the size and composition of networks.

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