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Urban multiculturalism and globalization in New York City : an analysis of diasponic temporalities /
Michel S. Laguerre.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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xi, 207 p.
ISBN
1403915512 (cloth)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
isbn
1403915512 (cloth)
catalogue key
5084024
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michel S. Laguerre is Professor and Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology, University of California at Berkeley.
Summaries
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This book focuses on American society as a transglobal nation and examines the temporal dimension of diasporic incorporation in New York City. It argues that immigrant neighborhoods are faced not only with issues of economic and political integration, but also are engaged in a sublime and relentless effort of harmonizing the cultural rhythms of their daily life with the hegemonic temporality of mainstream society.
Main Description
This book focuses on American society as a transglobal nation and examines the temporal dimension of diasporic incorporation in New York City. It argues that immigrant neighborhoods are faced not only with issues of economic and political integration, but also are engaged in a sublime and relentless effort of harmonizing the cultural rhythms of their daily life with the hegemonic temporality of mainstream society. Although much energy has been spent in explaining the segregated or ghettoized space of ethnic communitiies, there is, in contrast, a dearth of data on the subalternization, genealogy, and inscription of minoritized temporalities in the structural and interactional organization of the multicultural American City.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Transglobality and Diasporic Temporalityp. 6
The multiple temporal identities of the cityp. 7
Temporal disjuncturep. 11
Temporal inequalitiesp. 14
Multicultural definitions of the day, the month, and the yearp. 16
Crossing bordersp. 17
Hegemonic and subaltern temporalitiesp. 19
Global time and the chronopolisp. 21
The global chronopolisp. 26
Hegemonic and Subaltern Temporalities in New Yorkp. 28
Diasporization as hegemonizationp. 30
The day and the week in the civil calendarp. 34
The peak day of the civil weekp. 35
The civil Sunday in New York State: The blue lawsp. 37
The blue laws as boundariesp. 41
The blue laws as a system of practicep. 44
The transglobalization of local temporalitiesp. 47
The Jewish Chronopolis and "Temporal Identity" Politicsp. 50
Temporal identity politicsp. 54
Diasporization as subalternizationp. 56
The genealogical formation of the subalternity of the Jewish Sabbathp. 57
Deminoritizing the Sabbath: Inward changep. 60
Deminoritizing the Sabbath: Outward changep. 63
The day of preparationp. 64
Temporal substitutionp. 69
Hybrid temporality, or mixed timep. 71
The globalization of the Sabbathp. 76
The Muslim Chronopolis and Diasporic Temporalityp. 80
Friday and the structure of the Islamic weekp. 84
The "day" in the Muslim calendarp. 87
The Americanization of the Islamic weekp. 88
The Muslim temporal enclavep. 96
The transglobal chronopolisp. 102
Subaltern and Hegemonic Holidaysp. 107
Diasporic temporal practicesp. 110
Participation in mainstream and ethnic holidaysp. 115
Ethnic holidays as markers of identityp. 119
Business and diasporic holidaysp. 124
Ethnic holidays and school closingp. 125
Ethnic holidays and alternate-side-of-the-street parking regulationsp. 130
Subaltern citizens and hegemonic holidaysp. 131
Appropriation of ethnic holidays by the mainstreamp. 134
Transnational temporalityp. 136
Conclusion: Chronopolis and Metropolisp. 141
Mainstream/subaltern temporal relationsp. 142
Temporal ghettosp. 146
Border timep. 147
Ethnic calendarsp. 149
Global infrastructure of diasporic globalizationp. 151
Time equityp. 154
Notesp. 158
Referencesp. 176
Indexp. 195
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