American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration

American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration

by Nancy Foner, Caroline Brettell, Leo Chavez, Nina Glick-Schiller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618336

ISBN-13: 9781930618336

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

Soaring immigration to the United States in the past few decades has reawakened both popular and scholarly interest in this important issue. American Arrivals highlights the important insights of anthropology for the field of migration studies. The authors reflect on anthropological approaches, methods, and theories and seek to develop a research program

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Soaring immigration to the United States in the past few decades has reawakened both popular and scholarly interest in this important issue. American Arrivals highlights the important insights of anthropology for the field of migration studies. The authors reflect on anthropological approaches, methods, and theories and seek to develop a research program for the future. Placing contemporary immigration in the perspective of globalization and transnational social fields, their essays demonstrate the importance of gender and urban contexts to understanding immigrants' lives.

Addressing issues of health care, education, and cultural values and practices among Mexicans, Haitians, Somalis, Afghans, and other newcomers to the United States, the authors illuminate the complex ways that immigrants adapt to life in a new land and raise serious questions about the meaning and political uses of ideas about cultural difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618336
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Anthropology and Contemporary Immigration to the United States - Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going3
2Right Moves? Immigration, Globalization, Utopia, and Dystopia45
3Anthropology and the Engendering of Migration Studies75
4The Centrality of Ethnography in the Study of Transnational Migration: seeing the Wetlands Instead of the Swamp99
5Becoming American: Immigration, Identity, Intergenerational Relations, and Academic Orientation129
6Bringing the City Back In: Cities as Contexts for Immigrant Incorporation163
7Immigration and Medical Anthropology197
8Anthropologists, Migrants, and Health Research: Confronting Cultural Appropriateness229
9The Moral Challenge in Cultural Migration259
References295
Index358

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