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Urban Multiculturalism and Globalization in New York City

An Analysis of Diasporic Temporalities


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 1-5
  3. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 6-27
  4. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 28-49
  5. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 80-106
  6. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 107-140
  7. Michel S. Laguerre
    Pages 141-157
  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

  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

About the authors

MICHEL S. LAGUERRE is Professor and Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has published several books including The Global Ethnopolis: Chinatown, Japantown and Manilatown in American Society. He is currently completing a new volume entitled The Digital City: Information Technology and Globalization in Silicon Valley.

Bibliographic information


'Urban Multiculturalism and globalization in New York City should prove a key tool for any serious exploration into the concrete practises that make 'the global' a material reality in space and time.' - Steven Flusty, York University