In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration

In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration

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by Nancy Foner
     
 

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2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title!

According to the 2000 census, more than 10% of U.S. residents were foreign born; together with their American-born children, this group constitutes one fifth of the nation's population. What does this mass immigration mean for America? Leading immigration studies scholar, Nancy Foner, answers this question in

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2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title!

According to the 2000 census, more than 10% of U.S. residents were foreign born; together with their American-born children, this group constitutes one fifth of the nation's population. What does this mass immigration mean for America? Leading immigration studies scholar, Nancy Foner, answers this question in her study of comparative immigration. Drawing on the rich history of American immigrants and current statistical and ethnographic data, In a New Land compares today’s new immigrants with the past influxes of Europeans to the United States and across cities and regions within the United States. Foner looks at immigration across nation-states, and over different periods of time, offering a comprehensive assessment and analysis.

This original approach to the study of recent U.S. immigration focuses on race and ethnicity, gender, and transnational connections. Centering her analysis on the groups that have come through and significantly shaped New York City, Foner compares 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 United States, Foner compares West Indian immigrants in New York with those in London. And, more generally, the book views the process of immigrants’ integration in New York against other recent immigrant destinations in Europe.

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Excellent reading for anyone interested in ethnicity, race, and immigration patterns and policies.”
-Bryan Thompson,Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814727966
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
327
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Richard Alba
"A luminous synthesis that, through astute comparisons, sheds a bright light on key questions about immigration. In a New Land is utterly refreshing."
co-author of Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration
From the Publisher

“This book should be both a pleasure to read for both those who are immersed in the study of immigration and those less versed in the history and dynamics of these movements. For the latter, In a New Land will provide an excellent and thought provoking introduction. For the former . . . the book will stimulate thought about how to better understand this complex process.”
-Douglas Gurak,Anthropology and Education Quarterly

“[A] highly valuable contribution to the field. Both historians and sociologists studying immigration will want to read this book.”
-Deirdre M. Moloney,George Mason University

“This important and timely book encompasses a great deal. . . . Foner’s definition of race in the 21st century is invaluable.”
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“Excellent reading for anyone interested in ethnicity, race, and immigration patterns and policies.”
-Bryan Thompson,Journal of American History

“Foner does social science a great service, revealing . . . how immigration functions in other contexts, past and present, and in so doing unveiling the peculiarities of the United States as an immigrant-receiving society.”
-Douglas Massey,Contexts

George M. Fredrickson
"In a New Land is full of fresh information and new interpretations. Most remarkable is Nancy Foner's command of the vast social scientific and historical literature that bears on her subject. In a New Land sets a new standard for interdisciplinary comparative studies."
author of Racism: A Short History
Rubén G. Rumbaut
"In this engaging and insightful book, Nancy Foner brings a comparative lens to the analysis of contemporary immigration in the United States. Building on her work over the past three decades, Foner’s ‘trans-temporal, trans-urban, and trans-national’ comparisons offer fresh perspectives on assimilation, racism, and the diverse transformations of immigrants and their children and of the urban and national contexts that absorb them."
co-author of Immigrant America: A Portrait

Meet the Author

Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books, including In a New Land (NYU Press). She is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Career Award given by the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

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