By Jerry L Simich, Thomas C. Wright

ISBN-10: 087417614X

ISBN-13: 9780874176148

ISBN-10: 0874176166

ISBN-13: 9780874176162

Las Vegas is understood across the world as an oasis of leisure within the Nevada wasteland, yet to greater than one million humans of exceedingly various origins, it's also domestic. but this urban is never pointed out in reports of ethnicity or immigration, and the wealthy variety of its inhabitants is basically invisible to Las Vegans and viewers alike.

Such lack of knowledge will be in part defined by way of the results of the city’s quick progress. Las Vegas principally lacks conventional ethnic neighborhoods, and the eating places and markets that cater to its varied inhabitants teams are regularly hidden away in nameless strip department stores. still, a outstanding number of nationalities and ethnic teams has been drawn right here because the city’s beginnings in 1905, and this present day Las Vegas’s very important provider undefined, entrepreneurial possibilities, moderate fee of residing, and attraction as a retirement heart allure many extra. fresh international occasions and overseas currents of immigration have merely greater this variety.

In The Peoples of Las Vegas, seventeen students profile 13 of the ethnic teams that make up their city’s inhabitants. The book’s creation offers a ancient and demographic context for the kaleidoscope of ethnicity that is helping outline Las Vegas this present day and analyzes the industrial and social stipulations that make Las Vegas so appealing to fresh immigrants. the person contributors--most of whom are contributors of the teams they write approximately, and who come from a large array of disciplines--discuss the motivations and procedures in their group’s migration to Las Vegas, monetary goals, associations and different technique of retaining and transmitting their tradition, involvement with the wider neighborhood, ties with their homelands, and up to date demographic traits affecting each one staff. This selection of essays presents a provocative investigate the colourful ethnic lifestyles that lies simply underneath the glittering floor of 1 of America’s most unique towns

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Several groups have participated sporadically, while many others hold their celebrations individually, without notice in local media. At the largest annual event, the International Food and Folklife Festival of Southern Nevada, food, music, dance, and crafts from around the world are on display. 20 In addition to this annual festival, events and displays marking the nationally designated Hispanic, African American, Asian, and Native American months showcase the Valley’s growing diversity. Despite their visibility and their importance in cultural preservation, ethnic clubs attract only a fraction of Las Vegas’s Colombians, Koreans, or Swedes.

Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States (New York: New York University Press, 1997) chronicles the negative response to the new immigration. Pat Buchanan, The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002) argues the case against immigration. For a broader look at international migrations, see Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller, The Age of Migration: International Population Movements The Ethnic Diversification of Las Vegas 33 in the Modern World, 2d ed.

But, as some recent observers have noted, interethnic tension may disrupt a minority political coalition, as Hispanics and eventually Asians pass blacks in population. 32 Ethnic rivalry, however, is nothing new to American cities; New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco have experienced it for many decades. Its presence in Las Vegas, along with the growing diversity and spiraling number Immigration, Ethnicity, and the Rise of Las Vegas 15 of minority residents, is just further evidence that the former whistle-stop has finally realized its century-long dream of becoming a metropolis.

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