Battleground: Immigration [2 volumes]

Overview

Among the most tumultuous conflicts of modern America is the war over legal and undocumented immigrants currently residing within U.S. borders. Since the passing of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act, America has witnessed an unprecedented flow of immigrants onto its shores, with increased diversity of race and culture. Battleground: Immigration examines the most critical issues surrounding immigration today, including effects on the economy, education, and employment, as well as the viability of the ...

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Overview

Among the most tumultuous conflicts of modern America is the war over legal and undocumented immigrants currently residing within U.S. borders. Since the passing of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act, America has witnessed an unprecedented flow of immigrants onto its shores, with increased diversity of race and culture. Battleground: Immigration examines the most critical issues surrounding immigration today, including effects on the economy, education, and employment, as well as the viability of the foreign-born in American society. All sides of the immigration debate are explored in this comprehensive 2-volume set, with special weight given to the very specific issues that have arisen in post-9/11 America: homeland security and border control, 9/11's impact on legislation and civil liberties; the Department of Homeland security and its role in border control; transnational organized crime, human smuggling and trafficking; and post 9/11 border control and security impact on immigration. With direct ties to the curriculum, this set is a valuable resource for students of sociology, current events, American history, political science, ethnic studies, and public policy.

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"Warner (sociology and criminal justice, Texas A&M International U.) and 40 contributors provide an extensive exploration of the vast number of issues surrounding immigration, citizenship, and human rights. Entries range from concise definitions of related terms to explanations of issues. Typical topics include: attitudes toward undocumented immigrants,

border patrol and human rights violations, racism and xenophobia, employer sanctions, financial costs and contributions, hate crimes and human trafficking, Canadian and Mexican border issues, population trends, public health, terrorism and national security, vigilante groups, and voting and political activism. This two-volume reference work is written in an encyclopedic format and includes a convenient readers guide to related topics."

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Reference & Research Book News

"The very informative introduction lays a framework and provides a concise overview of how immigration issues have come to the forefront of debate in the US. Though the introduction takes a liberal viewpoint, the topical essays offer pro-con views and objective analysis. Within the various sections, readers will find sidebars that aim to inform and enliven the discussion; at the end of the sections is a reference list for further reading. Volume 1 covers topics from A to L and volume 2, M-Z. Both volumes have the same table of contents and guide to related topics, with the index in the back of volume 2. Overall this set is a good starting point for understanding and researching current immigration topics. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers.' "

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Choice

"This is a well-researched and timely reference work. . . . The book is recommended for academic, public, and special libraries with social science and law collections . . ."

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MultiCultural Review

"Battleground: Immigration would be an appropriate acquisition for academic and larger public libraries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313344138
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Pages: 1032
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JUDITH ANN WARNER is Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M International University. She is co-author of Creating an Effective Sociology Assessment Plan (2005), and author/editor of numerous articles, papers, special journal issues, book chapters, teaching materials and reports, in the areas of race & ethnic relations; race, class & gender; international migration; immigration law and sociology of gender.

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Table of Contents

Guide to Related Topics

Introduction

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