+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Ethnic Peace in the American City : Building Community in Los Angeles and Beyond - Edward Taehan Chang

Ethnic Peace in the American City

Building Community in Los Angeles and Beyond

Hardcover

Published: 1st August 1999
Ships: 3 to 4 business days
3 to 4 business days
RRP $165.00
$118.25
28%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $29.56 with Learn more

Other Available Formats (Hide)

  • Paperback View Product Published: 1st August 1999
    Ships: 3 to 4 business days
    3 to 4 business days
    $42.75

The Los Angeles riot of 1992 marked America's first high-profile multiethnic civil unrest. Latinos, Asian Americans, whites, and African Americans were involved as both victims and assailants. Nearly half of the businesses destroyed were Korean American owned, and nearly half of the people arrested were Latino.In the aftermath of the unrest, Los Angeles, with its extremely diverse population, emerged as a particularly useful site in which to examine race relations. Ethnic Peace in the American City documents the nature of contemporary inter-ethnic relations in the United States by describing the economic, political, and psychological dynamics of race relations in inner-city Los Angeles. Drawing from local as well as international examples, the authors present strategies such as coalition building, dispute resolution, and community organizing.Moving beyond the stereotyped focus on negative interactions between minority groups such as Korean-owned businesses and the African American community, and countering the white-black or bi-racial paradigms of American race relations, the authors explore practical means by which ethnically fragmented neighborhoods nationwide can work together to begin to address their common concerns before tensions become explosive. Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction1 America's First Multiethnic "Civil Unrest"2 New Urban Crisis: Korean-African American Relations 3 The Media, the Invisible Minority, and Race 4 Building Immigrant Communities in Los Angeles: Koreatown and Pico-Union 5 Building Cross-Cultural Coalitions: The Black-Korean Alliance (BKA) and the Latino-Black Roundtable (LBR) 6 Conflict Resolution andCommunity Development in Multicultural Urban Centers Notes Bibliography Index About the Authors

"Eisenstein's lucid analysis is formed around the factual datum of the global cybereconomy, which even a cursory glance reveals as appallingly inequitable: 'Eighty-four percent of computer users are found in north america and northern europe.'" -"Signs",

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
America's First Multiethnic "Civil Unrest"p. 9
New Urban Crisis: Korean-African American Relationsp. 31
The Media, the Invisible Minority, and Racep. 59
Building Immigrant Communities in Los Angeles: Koreatown and Pico-Unionp. 81
Building Cross-Cultural Coalitions: The Black-Korean Alliance (BKA) and the Latino-Black Roundtable (LBR)p. 105
Conflict Resolution and Community Development in Multicultural Urban Centersp. 129
Notesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 147
Indexp. 171
About the Authorsp. 179
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780814715833
ISBN-10: 0814715834
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.39