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Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Willow S. Lung-Amam

Abstract

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth, increased racial diversity, and prompted an influx of immigration, especially among highly skilled and educated migrants from China, Taiwan, and India. At the same time, the response to these newcomers among long-time neighbors and city officials revealed complex attitudes in even the most well-heeled and diverse communities. This book takes an intimate look at the everyday life and politics inside ... More

Keywords: Silicon Valley, tech economy, demographic shifts, diverse populations, Asian Americans, immigrants, equality, inclusion, immigration, racial diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520293892
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520293892.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Willow S. Lung-Amam, author
University of Maryland, College Park