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, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 41–49 | Cite as

The Globalization of a Panethnopolis: Richmond District as the New Chinatown in San Francisco

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Abstract

This paper briefly reviews the sociological literature on the “New” Chinatown phenomenon stressing its structural location vis-à-vis the “Old” Chinatown and the homeland. It defines the New Chinatown as a panethnopolis, that is a global neighborhood with a majority population of Chinese immigrants and of other ethnic groups of mostly Asian descent. It analyzes more particularly the formation, development, and integration of San Francisco’s Richmond District’s New Chinatown into both the city where it is located and the network of transglobal sites to which it belongs. It provides an interpretation of the New Chinatown as a cultural enclave within the context of globalization theory.

Keywords

business district immigration China global neighborhood globalisation New Chinatown panethnopolis Richmond District San Francisco transnationalism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.African-American StudiesUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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