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From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Era
     

From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Era

by Elliott Barkan, Hasia Diner, Alan M. Kraut
 

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ISBN-10: 0814799604

ISBN-13: 9780814799604

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: New York University Press

The United States is once again in the midst of a peak period of immigration. By 2005, more than 35 million legal and illegal migrants were present in the United States. At different rates and with differing degrees of difficulty, a great many will be incorporated into American society and culture.

Leading immigration experts in history, sociology, anthropology,

Overview

The United States is once again in the midst of a peak period of immigration. By 2005, more than 35 million legal and illegal migrants were present in the United States. At different rates and with differing degrees of difficulty, a great many will be incorporated into American society and culture.

Leading immigration experts in history, sociology, anthropology, economics, and political science here offer multiethnic and multidisciplinary perspectives on the challenges confronting immigrants adapting to a new society. How will these recent arrivals become Americans-including Does the journey to the U.S. demand abandoning the past? How is the United States changing even as it requires change from those who come here?

Broad thematic essays are coupled with case studies and concluding essays analyzing contemporary issues facing Muslim newcomers in the wake of 9/11. Together, they offer a vibrant portrait of America&#’s new populations today.

Contributors: Anny Bakalian, Elliott Barkan, Mehdi Bozorgmehr, Caroline Brettell, Barry R. Chiswick, Hasia Diner, Roland L. Guyotte, Gary Gerstle, David W. Haines, Alan M. Kraut, Xiyuan Li, Timothy J. Meagher, Paul Miller, Barbara M. Posadas, Paul Spickard, Roger Waldinger, Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield, and Min Zhou.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799604
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Nation of Nations Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Elliott R. Barkan, Hasia Diner, and Alan M. Kraut
Part I Thematic Approaches to Immigration and Incorporation
1 America and Refugees
David W. Haines
2 Migration, Immigration, and Naturalization in America
Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield
3 Immigrant Enclaves, Ethnic Goods, and the Adjustment Process
Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller
4 Asian Americans, Religion, and Race
Paul Spickard
Part II Case Studies
5 “Meet Me at the Chat/Chaat Corner”
Caroline B. Brettell
6 Filipino Families in the Land of Lincoln
Barbara M. Posadas and Roland L. Guyotte
7 Ethnic-Language Maintenance and Social Mobility
Min Zhou and Xiyuan Li
8 The Importance of Being Italian
Timothy J. Meagher
Part III Contemporary Immigration and Incorporation
9 The Immigrant as Threat to American Security
Gary Gerstle
10 Post-9/11 Government Initiatives in Comparative and Historical Perspectives
Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Anny Bakalian
11 Immigrant “Transnationalism” and the Presence of the Past Roger Waldinger
About the Contributors
Index

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