The Power of Urban Ethnic Places

The Power of Urban Ethnic Places

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The Power of Ethnic Places discusses the growing visibility of ethnic heritage places in U.S. society. The book examines a spectrum of case studies of Chinese, Latino and African American communities in the U.S., disagreeing with any perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage places are harbingers of separatism or balkanization. Instead, the text argues that by better understanding the power and dynamics of ethnic enclaves and heritage places in our society, we as a society will be better prepared to harness the economic and cultural changes related to globalization rather than be hurt or divided by these same forces of economic and cultural restructuring.As guardians of the cultural heritage of the community, they are concerned with creating a kind of cultural tourism where visitors ... I was a volunteer at the Chinatown Heritage and Visitors Center and gave lectures to the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. ... the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Specialized Libraries and Archival Collections of the University of Southern California.

Title:The Power of Urban Ethnic Places
Author: Jan Lin
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-10-18

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