Urban Multiculturalism and Globalization in New York City

An Analysis of Diasporic Temporalities

  • Michel S. Laguerre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 158-207

About this book


This book focuses on American society as a transglobal nation and examines the temporal dimension of diasporic incorporation in New York City. It argues that immigrant neighbourhoods are faced not only with issues of economic and political integration, but also are engaged in a sublime and relentless effort of harmonizing the cultural rhythms of their daily life with the hegemonic temporality of mainstream society. Although much energy has been spent in explaining the segregated or ghettoized space of ethnic communities, there is, in contrast, a dearth of data on the subalternization, genealogy, and inscription of minoritized temporalities in the structural and interactional organization of the multicultural American City.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michel S. Laguerre
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  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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