Protest or Work: Dilemmas of the Tourist Industry in American Chinatowns

@article{Light1975ProtestOW,
  title={Protest or Work: Dilemmas of the Tourist Industry in American Chinatowns},
  author={Ivan H. Light and Charles Choy Wong},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1975},
  volume={80},
  pages={1342 - 1368}
}
In the compettitio between institutional and cultural theories of American poverty, the success of Chinese-Americans has provided telling evidence for the cultural view. However, recent events in American Chinatowns show that the cultural interpretation was overdrawn. The dependence of Chinatowns upon the tourist in dustry has constrained residents to suppress visible manifestations of social unrest and pathology in order to attract customers. The inability of the tourist industry to keep pace… 
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