Asians in America's Suburbs: Patterns and Consequences of Settlement*

  title={Asians in America's Suburbs: Patterns and Consequences of Settlement*},
  author={Emily Skop and Wei Li},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  pages={167 - 188}
Abstract. In an effort to provide a more complex and multifaceted understanding of the process of spatial assimilation, this article explores alternative paths in understanding racial/ ethnic minority residential patterns. It scrutinizes patterns of contemporary Asian Indian and Chinese settlement in two metropolitan areas: Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. Though not particularly evolved in terms of their Asian immigrant settlement or dynamics, Austin and Phoenix represent the growing number… 
Spatial assimilation and its discontents: Asian ethnic neighborhood change in California
ABSTRACT This study investigates the geographic and compositional dynamics of ethnic neighborhoods over time among the fastest growing racial group in California, Asian Americans. I conduct spatial
The Ambiguous Roles of Suburbanization and Immigration in Ethnic Segregation: the Case of San Antonio1
The traditional spatial assimilation model, though still operative, has proven inadequate to explain new trends in urban residential location in which, for example, disadvantaged and newly arrived
Introduction: Asian American Suburban History
FROM THE SUBURBAN SAHIBS OF Middlesex County, New Jersey, to the Taiwanese of L.A.’s “626,” stories of immigrant suburbia are finally moving from the peculiar to the everyday. It is no longer so
Ethnic Neighborhoods in Multi-Ethnic America, 1990–2000: Resurgent Ethnicity in the Ethnoburbs?
Using tract-level data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census, this study addresses four questions: (1. Has the proportion of neighborhoods with high ethnic concentration changed in from 1990 to 2000?
Shifting Settlement Patterns & Mismatched Resources: The Landscape of Immigrant Organizations in Urban & Suburban Philadelphia
Do urban or suburban neighborhoods provide greater access to organizations that offer immigrants needed services throughout various stages of the integration process? We pose this question in the
Mapping perceptions of Islamophobia in the San Francisco Bay Area, California
ABSTRACT Recent debates in social and cultural geography on the inclusionary/exclusionary nature of space have brought our attention to the ‘everywhere different’ nature of racism across cities.
The Geography of Ethnic Residential Segregation: A Comparative Study of Five Countries
Abstract Few studies have undertaken rigorous comparative analyses of levels of ethnic residential segregation across two or more countries. Using data for the latest available censuses (2000–2001)
Immigrant Networks in New Urban Spaces: Gender and Social Integration
This article investigates how dispersed settlement in areas of urban sprawl affects the structure of personal networks that in turn influences the likelihood of social integration among male and
Little Portugal and the Changing Spatial Structure of the Portuguese Community in Toronto
This study attempts to propose an alternative framework for examining the transformation process of traditional ethnic neighborhoods and understanding the changing spatial structure of ethnic
Rethinking “Diversity” Through Analyzing Residential Segregation Among Hispanics in Phoenix, Miami, and Chicago
Hispanics are an internally diverse population, yet residential segregation within census-defined groups is often overlooked. Census data are used to examine evenness and exposure segregation among


The spatial relationship between an ethnic economy and an ethnic community is a topic of debate. The question is whether an enclave can be related to a particular spatial residential form or
Anatomy of a New Ethnic Settlement: The Chinese Ethnoburb in Los Angeles
This paper proposes a new model of ethnic settlement, the ethnoburb. Ethnoburbs are suburban ethnic clusters of residential areas and business districts in large American metropolitan areas. They are
Spatial Patterns of Immigrant Assimilation
This research compares the contemporary areal patterning of cultural and economic assimilation with patterns expected from a model of urban spatial assimilation described by Massey and modified by
Immigrant Enclaves and Ethnic Communities in New York and Los Angeles
The predominant post-1965 immigrant groups have established distinctive settlement areas in many American cities and suburbs. These areas are generally understood in terms of an immigrant enclave
Plural Cities and Ethnic Enclaves: Introducing a Measurement Procedure for Comparative Study
World cities attract two major streams of migrants – those who occupy the upper levels of their occupational hierarchies (the ‘globalized professionals’) on the one hand and marginalized, low–skill
Rethinking the Analysis of Ethnic Residential Patterns: Segregation, Isolation, or Concentration Thresholds in Auckland, New Zealand?
Data from the 1996 New Zealand Census on ethnicity in Auckland Urban Area are used to illustrate a new approach to measuring spatial separation. The traditionally employed single-number indices are
Residential Choices of the Newly Arrived Foreign Born: Spatial Patterns and the Implications for Assimilation
The preponderance of work on the assimilation of the foreign born makes only passing reference to their spatial patterns. This study uses data from the 1990 and 2000 PUMS for the Los Angeles
Intraurban Ethnic Enclaves: Introducing a Knowledge-Based Classification Method
Most studies of ethnic segregation in cities use relative measures to create residential area classifications. We argue that absolute measures are better suited to testing theories of spatial