Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition

Table of contents

Part I. Perspectives on American Race and Ethnicity

1. Race, Ethnicity, and Place in Changing America: A Perspective
J. W. Frazier
2. Nightmarish Landscapes: The Orwellian World of Malcolm X
J. A. Tyner
3. Public Policy Impacts on School Desegregation, 1970-2000
J. R. Logan, D. Oakley, and J. Stowell
4. Radicalized Assimilation? Globalization, Transnational connections, and U. S. Immigration
W. Li and W. Yu
5. Greek American Ethnicity: Persistence and Change
S. T. Constantinou
Part II. U. S. African-American, African, and Caribbean Geographies

6. Historical and Contemporary Black-American Geographies
E. L. Tettey-Fio
7. People on the Move in the U. S.: Black Movements and Settlement Structures
J. W. Frazier, R. Anderson, and J. Hinojosa
8. Opposite Sides of the Road: An Analysis of African-American and Somali-Immigrant Migration Patterns in the U. S.
J. L. Newberry and J. T. Darden
9. The Formation of contemporary Ethnic Enclaves: Little Ethiopia in Los Angeles and Washington, D. C.
E. Chacko and I. Cheung
10. West Indian Patterns in Broward County, Florida
J. W. Frazier
Part III. U. S. Hispanic/Latino Diversity and Geographies
11. Hispanic/Latinos in the United States
M. E. Reisinger
12. Racial Self Identification among Brazilian Immigrants in the U. S. and Returnees in Brazil
A. P. Marcus
13. Placing Transnational Migration: The Socio-spatial Networks of Bolivians in the U. S.
M. Price
14. The Accommodation of Mexicans in the Southwest: A Case Study of San Antonio
R. C. Jones
15. The Latinization of Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1970-2010
M. E. Reisinger, J. W. Frazier, and E. L. Tettey-Fio
Part IV. Asian and Pacific-Islander Geographies: Cultural Persistence and Changing Patterns
16. Asians in the United States: Then and Now
J. W. Frazier
17. This Land is My Land: The Role of Place in Native Hawaiian Identity
S. M. Kana’iaupuni and N. Malone
18. Little Tokyo: Historical and Contemporary Japanese American Identities
J. M. Smith

19. Asian and Hispanics in the American South: The Case of Tennessee
M. Sharma
20. The Invisible Immigrants: Asian Indian Settlement Patterns and Racial/Ethnic Identities
E. H. Skop and C. E. Altman
21. Asian “Indian-ness” and Place Visibility: Landscapes in Queens, N. Y.
J. W. Frazier, B. McGovern, and N. F. Henry
Part V. Refugees in America
22. From “There” to “Here”: Refugee Resettlement in Metropolitan America
A. Singer and J. H. Wilson
23. “Starting with Spoons”: Refugee Migration and Resettlement Programs in Utica, New York
E. P. Kraly and P. Vogelaar
24. The New African Americans: Liberians of War in Minnesota
E. P. Scott
25. The Geography of Whiteness: Russian and Ukrainian “Coalitions of color” in the Pacific Northwest
S. W. Hardwick and D. Miller
Works Cited
About the Authors


A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

John W. Frazier is Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is the coeditor (with Florence M. Margai) of Multicultural Geographies: The Changing Racial/Ethnic Patterns of the United States, also published by SUNY Press. Eugene L. Tettey-Fio is Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Frazier and Tettey-Fio are the coauthors (with Florence M. Margai) of Race and Place: Equity Issues in Urban America. Norah F. Henry is Associate Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She is the coeditor (with John W. Frazier and Joe T. Darden) of The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century.


"This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume. " — Professor Joseph Oppong, University of North Texas

"The authors of this already successful ethnic geography book have updated their work in ways that snap with intellect. Many new chapters also enhance the themes of race, ethnicity, and place. The anthology's rich, thoughtful analyses of the historical geographies of American minorities are like no other text. Carefully selected place-based examples of contemporary processes and patterns of race and ethnicity change the way we think about North American geographical experiences. This splendid transdisciplinary collection is essential reading for understanding the critical cultural motifs of the peopling of the continent. " — Professor Lawrence E. Estaville, Texas State University