The New African Diaspora in North America: Trends, Community Building, and Adaptation

Front Cover
Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang, Baffour K. Takyi, John A. Arthur
Lexington Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Performing Arts - 309 pages
0 Reviews
The New African Diaspora in North America brings together sociologists, social workers, geographers, economists, anthropologists and others to explore the African immigrant experience from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The contributors shed light on the factors behind the increasing wave in African immigration to the U.S. and Canada, the socio-economic characteristics of African immigrants, their spatial distribution, obstacles, and contributions. Despite their increasing presence, African immigrant groups in the U.S. and Canada have engendered relatively little scholarly research on their pre- and post-migration experience. This collection helps fill that void, and will be valuable reading for anyone interested in African Diaspora studies.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

An Overview of African Immigration to US and Canada
2
Theoretical Perspectives on African Migration
13
The Contradictions of Globalization Causes of Contemporary African Immigration to the United States of America
29
DEMOGRAPHICS AND SPATIAL PATTERNS
49
Location and Settlement Patterns of African Immigrants in the US Demographic and Spatial Context
50
African Immigrants in Canada Trends Sociodemographic and Spatial Aspects
69
COMMUNITY BUILDING CREATING AFRICA IN NORTH AMERICA
95
Creating the Vertical Village Senegalese Traditions of Immigration and Transnational Cultural Life
96
ASSIMILATION ECONOMIC EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND TRANSNATIONALISM
167
Africans in the Diaspora BlackWhite Earnings Differences among Americas Africans
168
Unintended Consequences Liberalized US Immigration Law and the African Brain Drain
189
Knocking at the Door Professional African Immigrant and Refugee Womens Experiences in the Toronto Labor Market
209
Lifting the Yoke of Tradition New African MarketWomen Diaspora From Kaneshie Accra to Harlem New York
235
English Language Acquisition and Some Pedagogical Issues Affecting the Adaptation of African Immigrant Children
257
Transnationalism Among African Immigrants in North America The Case of Ghanaians in Canada
273
The New African Diaspora in North America Policy Implications
287

Ethnic Identity Conflict and Diasporic Constructions in the New World The Case of Asante in North America
107
Still Praisin God in a New Land African Immigrant Christianity in North America
121
Nigerians in North America New Frontiers Old Associations?
141
Index
303
About the Editors and Contributors Editors
309
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at The University of Akron, Ohio. Baffour K. Takyi is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Akron, Ohio. John A. Arthur is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus and chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Bibliographic information