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Volume 17: Hispanic Migration and Urban Development: Studies from Washington DC
Editor: Enrique S. Pumar
Pub. Date: 5th October 2012
This volume of Research in Race and Ethnic Relations analyzes the pattern of assimilation and incorporation among the Hispanic population in the Washington DC metro region. Following a comprehensive introduction looking at theoretical and policy implication the book consists of two conceptual chapters discussing the literature of ethnic incorporation and assimilation in urban regions, one chapter analyzing demographic trends among the Hispanic population, and four chapters analyzing different issues related to assimilation, in particular the nature entrepreneurialship, civic engagement, political participation, and education among migrants. This book makes a considerable contribution to the literature of emerging gateways in the field of migration and urban development with articles from notable academics and public policy analysts in their respective fields. It is the only comprehensive study of its kind concerning Hispanic migration to the Washington DC region.
Volume 18: 21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests
Editor: Dr. Ravi K. Perry, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University
Publication Date: April 2013
21st Century Urban Race Politics begins by offering a twenty-first-century understanding of minority representation in majority-Caucasian cities and draws on case studies in cities throughout the United States. The aim of this volume is to take stock of what we know about the advantages and disadvantages of the “racialized” and “deracialized” approaches to governance and to describe a third approach, the “universalized interest approach.” The authors argue that minority elected officials, when given the power and resources to do so, should do more than represent constituent interests without acknowledging the representation owed to members of their ethnic group in urban communities. With case studies from across the country, in small, medium-sized, and large cities and mayors of various backgrounds, the volume provides a vivid account of how different minority mayors have handled minority representation in historically majority Caucasian cities and what lessons academics and politicians can learn from them.
“Readers will find an in depth political analysis of the mayors of [cities with] a unique history and economic niche. They were settled and grew because of an economic function. People born and raised in these cities can see the changes in their hometown. New residents are often only aware of the city current reputation and form. The visitor may only see the city downtown façade and miss the mosaic of the neighborhoods. This is why this collection is so valuable. This anthology will be useful to city watchers because it is one of the first serious reviews of political structures of these cities.” Wilbur C. Rich, Professor of Political Science (Emeritus)
Table of Contents
Deracialization Reconsidered: Theorizing Targeted Universalistic Urban Politics
Ravi K. Perry
Political Transformation in Providence: The Election of Mayor Angel Taveras
Marion Orr and Carrie Nordlund
Constructing a Moderate Multiracial Coalition in ‘America’s Most Diverse City’: Kevin Johnson and Coalition Politics in Sacramento
Beyond Booker: Assessing the Prospects of Black and Latino Mayoral Contenders in Newark, New Jersey
Showing His Color: Mark Mallory‘s Racial Distinctiveness as Seen through Media Representations
Asian American Politics in Oakland: The Rise of Mayor Jean Quan
The Mile High Difference: Examining the Impact of Political and Institutional Context on the Electoral Strategies Pursued by Minority Mayors in Denver, and the Impacts of those Strategies on Minority Communities
Michael Coleman: The Midwestern Middleman
Stefanie Chambers and William T. Schreiber-Stainthorp
Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles, and the Politics of Race
Great Expectations: Jack Ford and the Substantive Limitations of Universal Politics
Andrea Owens-Jones and Ravi K. Perry
The Last Black Mayor of Atlanta?
Mayor Kasim Reed and the Increasing Distances of Black Politics
Todd Shaw, Kasim Ortiz and Athena King
The Election of the First African American Female Mayor in Georgia’s First City: Voting Behavior in the 2011 Mayoral Race in Savannah
Pearl Ford and Hanes Walton, Jr.
Buffalo, New York: A Discussion of Mayor Brown’s Leadership in the Context of First-Time Black Mayors
From Fenty to Gray: The Salience of Urban Gentrification and Race in Washington D.C.’s 2010 Mayoral Elections
Menna Demessie and Andra Gillespie
Epilogue: Where Do We Go From Here?
Ravi K. Perry
Research in Race and Ethnic Relations solicits well-developed manuscripts that focus on contemporary or historical data in context, critically reviews race and ethnic relations literature, offers new theoretical and/or methodological insights or assesses the critical issues relating to communities of color on a global level, and provides assessments of social movements, programs and policies influencing race and ethnic relations. Topics examined in the series include (but are not limited to) the following:
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