“Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”: multietnicità e multiculturalismo negli outer boroughs di New York
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AbstractAs cities become ever more crucial human concentrations in the XXI century, New York City continues to stand out as the most advanced urban experiment on earth, symbolizing what urban sociologists have recently defined "the triumph of the city", i.e. a strategic laboratory - despite the "death of distance" brought about by technology - of social, economic, cultural and technological change. Since the XIX century, an almost incessant immigration flow has supplied New York City with valuable human capital that has made the city a multiethnic hub. As immigration patterns further diversified beginning in the 1960s, New York has not only grown into an ever more multicultural metropolis, but has become an incubator of future post-national societies. The compass of New York's urban mosaic has been extending, more than ever before, from Manhattan to the city's outer boroughs, Queens and Brooklyn in particular, where neighborhoods undergo constant transformations as different ethnic groups incessantly replace one another in an ever-shifting ethnic urban map. In the wake of 9-11, the backlash on Arab and Muslim minorities in the city, especially in Brooklyn, has tested the limits of its multicultural experiment as well as its much heralded urban "triumph".