Angie Chung

Spring 2023

Angie Chung will write a book examining the rise of immigrant growth coalitions among ethnic entrepreneurs, political leaders, financiers, and auxiliary players who shape land use and redevelopment processes in globalizing cities. Based on fieldwork and interviews in Koreatown and Monterey Park, California, Chung will focus on how Korean and Chinese immigrant leaders have promoted their economic growth agenda in Los Angeles amidst suburbanization, political barriers, and economic recessions. Chung will demonstrate how the pace and direction of immigrant growth politics depends on the ability of ethnic elites and their co-ethnic slow-growth challengers to capitalize on political openings and blockages within local political systems.


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