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dc.contributor.advisorOrum, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Kiljoong K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-28T17:46:09Z
dc.date.available2013-06-28T17:46:09Z
dc.date.created2013-05en_US
dc.date.issued2013-06-28
dc.date.submitted2013-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9990
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to identify unique functions of immigrants’ social networks and organizational affiliations, the spatial aspects of their communities, and the ways in which these are implicated in their conceptualization of the American urban housing market. This project first examines the ways scholars discuss and define ethnic communities and how spatial arrangements are understood in the context of urban development. I argue that past discussions of immigrant assimilation and integration assumed that external influences and abandonment of ethnic components remain important—though undefined—elements of community formation and subsequent evolution. My position is that immigration and immigrant experiences are one of a number of processes that transform the relationship between accumulation of social capital and spatial arrangement of residency. I argue it is possible to claim that identity reflected in housing selection echoes both resources from ethnic community and participation in American consumption. I explore this possibility through a study of three immigrant groups in the Chicago metropolitan area. Based on a quantitative survey nested in another quantitative survey, findings suggest that concerns with both ethnic community formation and integration into American society relate closely and may simultaneously inform immigrants’ consumption behavior. Methodologically, these findings stress an increasing need for social scientists to explore causal linking between one’s ability to develop relationships across individuals and organizations and ecological conditions of their surroundings that shape an individual’s sense of communal membership.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2013 Kiljoong K. Kimen_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectethnic communityen_US
dc.subjectsocial networken_US
dc.subjectHierarchical Linear Models ((HLM)en_US
dc.subjectecological conditionen_US
dc.titleSpatiality of Immigrant Social Networks and Their Impact on Residential Patternsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBarrett, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPopielarz, Pamelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGuevarra, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPoros, Maritsaen_US
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