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The Politics of Diversity: Immigration, Resistance, and Change in Monterey Park, California
by John Horton
Temple University Press, 1995
Cloth: 978-1-56639-327-0 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0642-2 | Paper: 978-1-56639-328-7
Library of Congress Classification HN80.M66H67 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 304.80979493

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Advertised in Asia as "The Chinese Beverly Hills," this small city minutes east of downtown Los Angeles, became by the late 1970s a regional springboard for a new type of Chinese immigration—suburban and middle class with a diversified and globally-oriented economy. Freed from the isolation of old Chinatowns, new immigrants now confronted resistance from more established Anglo, Asian American, and Latino neighbors, whose opposition took the form of interconnected "English Only" and slow-growth movements.


In The Politics of Diversity, a multiethnic team of researches employ ethnography, interviewing, and exit polls to capture the process of change as newcomers and established residents come to terms with the meaning of diversity and identity in their everyday lives. The result is an engaging grass-roots account of immigration and change: the decline of the loyal old-boy Anglo network; the rise of women, minorities, and immigrants in the political scene; and a transformation of ethnic and American identities.



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