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Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation / Edition 1
     

Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation / Edition 1

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by Alejandro Portes
 

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ISBN-10: 0520228480

ISBN-13: 2900520228480

Pub. Date: 05/31/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

"If Marx, Weber, and Durkheim were alive at the dawn of the 21st Century Legacies is the first book they would have to read to understand just what is at stake in the new immigration. This elegant book-theoretically precise, empirically robust, and analytically savvy-will become the standard by which all subsequent scholarship on the sociology of immigration will be

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"If Marx, Weber, and Durkheim were alive at the dawn of the 21st Century Legacies is the first book they would have to read to understand just what is at stake in the new immigration. This elegant book-theoretically precise, empirically robust, and analytically savvy-will become the standard by which all subsequent scholarship on the sociology of immigration will be measured. I am buying an extra copy today to send to the new President of the United States."-Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Professor and Co-Director,The Harvard Immigration Projects, Harvard University

"Using a unique storehouse of information, and telling a story with analytic precision and grace, Portes and Rumbaut provide a glimpse into the future that is now. Legacies is an important book, one that should be widely and carefully read."-Roger Waldinger, author of Still the Promised City?

"Legacies demonstrates that there is more than one immigrant experience, and more than one second generation. It is a path-setting study, because the diversity among the most recent newcomers, and the varied ties and discontinuities between them and their children, will be the key to understanding race and ethnic relations in this country in the 21st Century."-John Logan, co-author of Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place

"Portes and Rumbaut allow the diverse voices of the new second-generation immigrants to speak, both in vignettes of their life stories and in clear analytical accounts of their schooling, attitudes, and identities. The authors provide a compelling analysis that is both inspiring and troubling."-Charles Hirschman, co-editor of The Handbook of International Migration

AuthorBiography: Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and Faculty Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Affairs. He is the coauthor of City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami (California, 1993) and Latin Journey: Cuban and Mexican Immigrants in the United States (California, 1985). Rubén G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. He is coauthor, with Alejandro Portes, of Immigrant America: A Portrait (California, 1996), and the

coeditor of Immigration Research for a New Century: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (2000) and Origins and Destinies: Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in America(1996).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520228480
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/31/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Twelve Stories

Miami Stories

MarÌa de los Angeles and Yvette Santana: August 1993

Melanie Fernandez-Rey: September 1993

Aristide Maillol: August 1993

Armando and Luis Hern·ndez: July 1995

Mary Patterson: February 1995

EfrÈn Montejo: May 1994

San Diego Stories

Jorge, Olga, Miguel Angel, and Estela Cardozo: January 1994

Quy Nguyen: December 1987

Bennie and Jennifer Montoya: October 1995

Sophy Keng: November 1987 - June 1988

Yolanda and Carlos Muñoz: March 1994

Boua Cha: 1988 - 1990

2. The New Americans: An Overview

Immigration Yesterday and Today

The Size and Concentration of the Second Generation

Studying the New Second Generation: The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study

The New Second Generation at a Glance

Census Results

CILS Results

3. Not Everyone Is Chosen: Segmented Assimilation and Its Determinants

How Immigrants Are Received: Modes of Incorporation and Their Consequences

Acculturation and Role Reversal

Where They Grow Up: Challenges to Second-Generation Adaptation

Race

Labor Markets

Countercultures

Confronting the Challenge: Immigrant Social Capital

Parental Status, Family Structure, and Gender

The Immigrant Community

Conclusion

4. Making It in America

Early Adaptation and Achievement

General Trends

Nationality and Achievement

Determinants of Parental Economic Achievement

Interaction Effects

Nationality and Family Composition

Conclusion

5. In Their Own Eyes: Immigrant Outlooks on America

Aura Lila MarÌn, Cuban, 53, Single Mother (1994)

Pao Yang, Laotian Hmong, 57, Father (1995)

Optimism

Permissiveness

Ambition

Community and Pride

Conclusion

6. Lost in Translation:

Language and the New Second Generation

Bilingualism: Yesterday and Today

Shadow Boxing: Myth and Reality of Language Acculturation

General Trends

National Differences

Forced-March Acculturation

What Makes a Bilingual?

A Game of Mirrors: Language Instruction and Types of Acculturation

7. Defining the Situation: The Ethnic Identities of Children of Immigrants

Sites of Belonging: The Complex Allegiances of Children of Immigrants

Developing a Self

Past Research

Who Am I? Patterns of Ethnic Self-Identification

Ethnic Identity Shifts

Stability and Salience

Ethnic Self-Identities by National Origin

Where Do I Come From? Nation, Family, and Identity

Correlates of Self-Identities

Family Status, Composition, and Language

The Influence of Parental Self-Identities

Region, Schools, and Discrimination

The Race Question

Determinants of Ethnic and Racial Identities

Conclusion: From Translation Artists to Living Paradoxes

8. The Crucible Within: Family, Schools, and the Psychology of the Second Generation

San Diego Families

Family Cohesion, Conflict, and Change

School Environments and Peer Groups

Psychological Well-Being: Self-Esteem and Depressive Affect

School Engagement and Effort

Educational Expectations

Determinants of Psychosocial Outcomes

Self-Esteem and Depression

Ambition

Conclusion

9. School Achievement and Failure

Early Educational Achievement

Preliminary Results

Determinants of Early Achievement

Educational Achievement in Late Adolescence

Grades in Senior High School

Change over Time

Dropping Out of School

Two Achievement Paradoxes

Southeast Asians

Cuban Americans

Conclusion

10. Conclusion: Mainstream Ideologies and the Long-Term Prospects of Immigrant Communities

Two Mainstream Ideologies

A Third Way: Selective Acculturation and Bilingualism

The Mexican Case

Theoretical Reprise

Time and Acculturation

Reactive Ethnicity and Its Aftermath

Appendix A. Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study:

Follow-up Questionnaire

Appendix B. Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study: Parental Questionnaire

Appendix C. Variables Used in Multivariate Analyses: Chapters 6 to 9

Notes

References

Index

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