Twenty distinguished geographers examine the ways in which place fashions, recreates, and contextualizes human identity in North America. This volume discusses themes of population and habitat, displacement and circulation, resources and economic survival, through the experiences of several ethnic minorities. It covers such topics as Samoan communities in urban Southern California, South Asian migration to Canada, Native American health-care systems, and public housing for African Americans. Supported by statistical tables and graphs, maps, and photos that reflect a wide range of theoretical and historical approaches, the essays examine such topics as immigration, housing, and landscapes, complemented with discussions of religious ceremonies, women and marriage-mate selection, resource conflicts, health care, and social networking.
“Geographical Identities of Ethnic America adds significantly to the literature on ethnic geography.” -Ira M. Sheskin, The Professional Geographer, February 2003~Ira M. Sheskin, The Professional Geographer
This is a worthwhile resource for researchers as well as upper level undergraduate and graduate students. The research is thorough, clearly written, and soundly constructed within the geographical framework of modern geographic study. Each author provides a review of literature placing their study within the context of the larger body of existing research and offering ideas for future scholarship.” -Angie Cope, Journal of Cultural Geography~Angie Cope, Journal of Cultural Geography