Ethnic-collective action, intergroup competition and social networks: Formation of ethnic-trade guilds

  title={Ethnic-collective action, intergroup competition and social networks: Formation of ethnic-trade guilds},
  author={Ronald Tadao Tsukashima},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={845 - 874}
Abstract This inquiry examines the conditions under which ethnicity gives rise to more stable forms of collective action such as ethnic-trade guilds. Derived from competition and enclave theory it tests the hypothesis that ethnic-trade guilds surface in response to: (a) intergroup competition; (b) shared judgement over the fairness of the exigent competition; and (c) the organizing capacity of ethnic networks. Supporting evidence rests on the mobilizing efforts of Japanese Americans in the… 



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