In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration / Edition 1

In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration / Edition 1

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by Nancy Foner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814727468

ISBN-13: 2900814727460

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary research, and written in a clear and lively style, In a New Land provides fresh insights into the dynamics of immigration today and the implications for where we are headed in the future. Centering her analysis on New York City, Nancy Foner focuses on race and ethnicity, gender, and transnational connections. Through

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Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary research, and written in a clear and lively style, In a New Land provides fresh insights into the dynamics of immigration today and the implications for where we are headed in the future. Centering her analysis on New York City, Nancy Foner focuses on race and ethnicity, gender, and transnational connections. Through an original comparative approach, Foner contrasts today's Latin American, Asian, and Caribbean newcomers with eastern and southern European immigrants a century ago and with immigrants in other major U.S. cities. Looking beyond the U.S., the book compares West Indian immigrants in New York with those in London. And, more generally, it views the process of immigrants’ integration in New York against other recent immigrant destinations in Europe.

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ISBN-13:
2900814727460
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
327

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Migration in Comparative Perspective
I Comparisons Across Time: Immigrants in New York’s Two Great Waves
1 The Social Construction of Race in Two Immigrant Eras
2 Immigrants and African Americans
3 Transnationalism Old and New
4 Immigrant Women and Work, Then and Now Comparisons Across Space: West Indians in New York and London
5 Being Black in London and New York: The Caribbean Experience
6 Place Matters: Comparative Perspectives on the West Indian Migrant Experience
7 Gendered Transitions: Jamaican Women in New York and London
III Comparisons Across Space: Urban and National Perspectives
8 How Exceptional Is New York? Immigration in Contemporary Urban America
9 Immigration Past and Present: Some U.S.-Europe Comparisons
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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