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New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

Nancy Foner, Jan Rath, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Rogier van Reekum

Abstract

Immigration is dramatically changing major cities throughout the world. Nowhere is this more so than in New York City and Amsterdam, which, after decades of large-scale immigration, now have populations that are more than a third foreign-born. These cities have had to deal with the challenge of incorporating hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose cultures, languages, religions, and racial backgrounds differ dramatically from those of many long-established residents. This book examines and compares the impact of immigration on two of the world's largest urban centers. The book discusses how ... More

Keywords: immigration, New York City, Amsterdam, immigrants, social structures, political structures, economic structures, immigrant populations, urban change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814738092
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814738092.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Foner, editor

Jan Rath, editor

Jan Willem Duyvendak, editor

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Introduction

Jan Rath, Nancy Foner, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Rogier van Reekum

2 To Amsterdam

Leo Lucassen

4 From Amsterdamned to I Amsterdam

Robert C. Kloosterman

6 Governing through Religion in Amsterdam

Justus Uitermark, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Jan Rath

8 Immigrant Political Engagement and Incorporation in Amsterdam

Floris Vermeulen, Laure Michon, and Jean Tillie

10 Immigrant Youths’ Contribution to Urban Culture in Amsterdam

Christine Delhaye, Sawitri Saharso, and Victor van de Ven