soc218 - lec 7
- ethnic stratification
- their work is important
- when people rethink about the concept of assimilation, as everything was de-
bated, they rediscovered the work of shibutani and kwan. have a significant con-
tribution to the field.
- they are the second generation of japanese, and both are asian, their view is
unique of the whole process due to their background. Use alot of example out-
side of america.
- shibutani and kwan
- assimilation as reducing ethnic stratification
- ecological basis of ethnic stratification
- habitat, competition, and natural selection
- competition: group competition
- equilibrium is maintained through adaptation.
- competition usually occurs in the group level, due to gender, group ethnicity etc.
- ecological basis of intergroup contact
- spatial distribution of groups
- migration, reach equilibrium, new blood of migration disrupts the equilib-
rium, as well as creating a new contact of immigrants and host.
- pattern of land use: suburbanization. expect that immigrant groups to be
living in the cities. e.g. italians, chinese, koreans. however, as they accu-
mulate resources, they move to suburban, shows a sign of integration.
however, on the other side, it does not necessarily imply integration, as
they may move to areas in suburban that is a ethnic concentrated com-
- economic system
- migration, pattern of land use,
- integration: undergo transformation - culture, of the minority group is first to
change. - the minority has to change a few characteristics to accommodate the
- this process may take over a long period of time.
- integration not just about the change o the