New book on metropolitan context & civic leadership for immigrant integration
John Mollenkopf (director, Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center) and Manuel Pastor (professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at USC) are the editors of Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration (Cornell University Press, 2016). They discuss the book and its implications as part of a podcast with Heath Brown of John Jay College.
In this podcast, Mollenkopf and Pastor discuss the context for their new book along with its key findings. Much research on immigrant integration has focused on urban settings. In Unsettled Americans, Mollenkopf and Pastor offer a novel collection of comparative studies of immigrant incorporation at the metropolitan level. The book focuses on the reception of immigrants in seven different metro areas, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as Charlotte, Phoenix, San Jose, and California's "Inland Empire." The chapter authors also link their findings to new research on regional governance and on spatial variations within metropolitan areas.