By P. Panayiotopoulos
This e-book examines the advance of firm between key migrant teams in Europe and the us. It argues that the improvement of 'ethnic economies' presents the fabric foundation for substitute types of social integration, comparable to multiculturalism 'from below', that are severe of mainstream assimilationist pondering.
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199, 201) pointed to multiculturalism as the politics of recognition and redistribution, or the view that ‘the state should take full public account of them [ethnic minorities] in laws, institutions, practices, and policies’. The danger in the politics of cultural recognition, Parekh (2004, pp. 201–202) argued, are that it ‘assumes culture is more important than the economy’; that since identities are subject to change, therefore, any recognition of identities by the state ‘would necessarily formalise and freeze them’, thereby arresting their future development.
An ‘ethnic question’ was included for the first time in the 1991 Census for England and Wales which asked people to define what ethnic group they thought of themselves as belonging to. They were given the choice of White, Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan, Chinese, Other Asian or Other. At the time, this question was criticised by many as illogical and racist, for example in its implication that ‘White’ constituted an ethnic category, the statistical incompatibility of Black and British classification and the non-recognition of groups of mixed descent (Rex, 1996b).
8 million who were foreign born. 6 per cent) of the total increase amongst the foreign born (Sabagh and Bozorgmehr, 1996, pp. 95–96). The growth of the Korean community is revealing: from less than 10,000 foreign-born persons in 1970 to 155,500 by 1990. The Chinese community, although it has longer roots in California, similarly saw the number of foreign-born rise from less than 30,000 to 231,361 by 1990. Another 414,427 Koreans and 75,769 Chinese were born in the United States. Asians made up nearly 10 per cent of the population of Los Angeles by 1990 (Sabagh and Bozorgmehr, 1996, pp.
Ethnicity, Migration and Enterprise (Migration, Minorities and Citizenship) by P. Panayiotopoulos