The Global Ethnopolis

Chinatown, Japantown and Manilatown in American Society

  • Michel S. Laguerre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. Michel S. Laguerre
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-199

About this book


This book focuses on three ethnic neighbourhoods in San Francisco: commoditized Chinatown, gentrified Japantown, and defunct Manilatown, and argues that the city is global because it comprises a multiplicity of global niches in its midst that interface with and sustain each other at the local level.


capital China globalization

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel S. Laguerre
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41762-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51133-0
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