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"Brown Flight": Secondary Movement Among Mexican Immigrants, Carlos Garcia Aug 2005

"Brown Flight": Secondary Movement Among Mexican Immigrants, Carlos Garcia

Faculty Publications, Sociology

The past ten years have seen the continued growth of the Mexican origin population in the United States. This growth has been accompanied by the movement of immigrants away from their traditional settlement locations in the Southwest. Using data collected in a small community in Northeastern Oklahoma I explore factors that motivate the movement of Mexican immigrants to nontraditional locations. I find these movements are motivated by a search for a higher quality of life. In effect this movement represents a form of "Brown flight" away from urban centers to rural locations. In areas such as these, respondents find many ...


The Filipino Question In Asian And Pacific Islander America: Rethinking Regional Origins In Diaspora, Joanne L. Rondilla Aug 2002

The Filipino Question In Asian And Pacific Islander America: Rethinking Regional Origins In Diaspora, Joanne L. Rondilla

Faculty Publications, Sociology

About the book: Pacific Islander Americans constitute one of the United States' least understood ethnic groups. As expected, stereotypes abound: Samoans are good at football; Hawaiians make the best surfers; all Tahitians dance. Although Pacific history, society, and culture have been the subjects of much scholarly research and writing, the lives of Pacific Islanders in the diaspora (particularly in the U.S.) have received far less attention. The contributors to this volume of articles and essays compiled by the Pacific Islander Americans Research Project hope to rectify this oversight. Pacific Diaspora brings together the individual and community histories of Pacific ...