From E1 to 90057: the immigrant-serving nonprofit sector among London Bangladeshis and Los Angeles central Americans


Deverteuil, Geoffrey (2011) From E1 to 90057: the immigrant-serving nonprofit sector among London Bangladeshis and Los Angeles central Americans. Urban Geography, 32, (8), 1129-1147. (doi:10.2747/0272-3638.32.8.1129).

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This study contributes to the current literature on the welfare state, the voluntary sector,and immigrant communities in two ways. It compares two immigrant groups who immigrated to London and Los Angeles in the 1980s (Bangladeshis and Central Americans, respectively), in
terms of how their immigrant-serving, nonprofit sector mediates the larger welfare state, itself
pluralistic and neoliberalizing. Results suggest that although each community experienced similar
grassroots origins that expanded to assume the functions of an unaccommodating welfare state, development trajectories have diverged considerably since the 1980s. For London Bangladeshis, the sector is smaller because of much stronger national and local welfare state settlements, whereas for the Central-Americans in L.A., the sector is larger and has been forced, due to a residualized
welfare state, to shoulder far greater burdens. [Key words: welfare state, London, Los Angeles, neoliberalism, immigrants.]

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.2747/0272-3638.32.8.1129
ISSNs: 0272-3638 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Geography and Environment > Population, Health & Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 204675
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204675

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