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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This latest study of immigrant entrepreneurs to come out of the collaborative efforts of sociologists Light and Bonacich is another significant contribution to Asian American Studies specifically, but also to ethnic studies, immigrant studies, urban studies , and business-economic studies in general. It contributes to our understanding of the history of Los Angeles, and it constitutes an important companion piece to existing studies of Korean Americans, such as Illsoo Kim's work on Koreans in New York City. As a case study, it also elaborates on the related theoretical models of "middlemen minorities" and "immigrant entrepreneurs," and how, in this case, both models can be integrated for a more accurate analysis of Korean entrepreneurs.
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