Ethnic Amsterdam

Ethnic Amsterdam : Immigrants and Urban Change in the Twentieth Century

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Over the centuries, people from all parts of the world have been drawn to the city of Amsterdam. While immigrants adapted to local customs, opportunities and constraints, their practices and habits have left indelible marks on their adopted city. This fascinating volume Ethnic Amsterdam: Immigrants and Urban Change in the Twentieth Century explores how twentieth-century immigrants - in bringing with them their religions, languages, cuisines, sports, and other material and immaterial aspects of their native countries - have transformed Amsterdam into a cosmopolitan city.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 369g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9089641688
  • 9789089641687

Table of contents

Contents - 6[-]List of figures, tables and images - 8[-]Preface - 10[-]1. Am I Amsterdam? Immigrant[-]integration and urban change - 12[-]2.[-] Ethnic groups in Amsterdam's public spaces - 24[-]3.[-] Eating out 'ethnic' in Amsterdam from the 1920s to the present - 42[-]4.[-] Living Amsterdam: tangible homes behind Amsterdam's facades - 62[-]5. Housing and population: spatial mobility in twentieth-century[-]Amsterdam - 76[-]6.[-] Towards cultural diversity in Amsterdam's arts - 104[-]7.[-] Multilingual Amsterdam - 124[-]8. Immigrant organisations in[-]Amsterdam - 146[-]9. Houses of worship and the politics of space in Amste[-]rdam - 160[-]10.[-] The integration of migrants into the Amsterdam sport pattern - 178[-]11.[-] Social boundaries in movement - 194[-]About the contributors - 202[-]Index - 206
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''May this book contribute to a better understanding of the role of immigrants - coming from more than 170 countries of the world - during the last century in making Amsterdam the diverse city it is.''[-]Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam[-][-]''From language and food to housing and religion, Ethnic Amsterdam is full of wonderfully rich material and fascinating insights into how immigrants are creating a new and dynamic multiethnic Amsterdam. The book is an indispensable guide to understanding the far-reaching consequences of immigration in one of the world's most diverse cities.''[-]Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York[-]
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About Liza Nell-M gge

Liza M gge is an assistant professor of gender and ethnicity at the University of Amsterdam.|Jan Rath is professor or urban sociology and associated with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and the Center for urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam
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