Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States

Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States

by Paul DiMaggio
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813547571

ISBN-13: 9780813547572

Pub. Date: 11/18/2010

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States is the first book to provide a comprehensive and lively analysis of the contributions of artists from America's newest immigrant communities—Africa, the Middle East, China, India, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico. Adding significantly to our understanding of both the arts and

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Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States is the first book to provide a comprehensive and lively analysis of the contributions of artists from America's newest immigrant communities—Africa, the Middle East, China, India, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico. Adding significantly to our understanding of both the arts and immigration, multidisciplinary scholars explore tensions that artists face in forging careers in a new world and navigating between their home communities and the larger society. They address the art forms that these modern settlers bring with them; show how poets, musicians, playwrights, and visual artists adapt traditional forms to new environments; and consider the ways in which the communities' young people integrate their own traditions and concerns into contemporary expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813547572
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Series:
Rutgers Series: The Public Life of the Arts
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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