American Sociological Association

Out of the Urban Shadows: Uneven Development and Spatial Politics in Immigrant Suburbs

It is now well established that the concentric zone model, developed by Ernest Burgess and elaborated by others in the Chicago School of Sociology to explain the distribution of social groups in metropolitan areas, was wrong. In the past several decades, immigrants have not only moved out of the centers of U.S. metropolitan areas, many have bypassed central cities altogether and settled directly in suburbs. Increasingly, they have done so in nontraditional gateway cities, such as those in the American South and Rustbelt, and in smaller metropolitan or nonmetropolitan areas (Singer et al. 2008).

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Authors

Willow S. Lungā€Amam

Volume

19

Issue

2

Starting Page

303

Ending Page

309