Immigrant America: A Portrait / Edition 3 by Alejandro Portes, Ruben G. Rumbaut | | 9780520250413 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Immigrant America: A Portrait / Edition 3

Immigrant America: A Portrait / Edition 3

by Alejandro Portes, Ruben G. Rumbaut
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520250419

ISBN-13: 9780520250413

Pub. Date: 10/03/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

"This book presents the experience of immigration as an economic, geographic, cultural, and psychological totality. The authors are superb researchers and clear writers; the result is that the reader senses this totality in all its complexity and its pain. Because of its intellectual breadth, Immigrant America is a portrait of American life itself, its pressures and

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"This book presents the experience of immigration as an economic, geographic, cultural, and psychological totality. The authors are superb researchers and clear writers; the result is that the reader senses this totality in all its complexity and its pain. Because of its intellectual breadth, Immigrant America is a portrait of American life itself, its pressures and difficulties, its mosaic of repressions, as well as its possibilities, as seen through the eyes of those struggling for a place in the society."-Richard Sennett, New York University

"Immigration is clearly in the news again, reflecting renewed interest and controversy over one of the oldest themes in our nation's history. In Immigrant America, Portes and Rumbaut tell us not only how America has become a mosaic of peoples and nationalities, but what the prospects for the future are as well. They have pulled together, in a readable fashion, a vast wealth of information and knowledge on the phenomena of immigration to the United States that is understandable to the layperson and provocative to the scholar."-Jerry M. Tinker, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs

"A superb book. It is that rarest of combinations: a work of impeccable scholarship that is also accessible to the general reader."-Gary E. Rubin, The American Jewish Committee

"Immigrant America: A Portrait is a fascinating and compelling window to our 'permanently changing' and amazingly diverse mosaic of peoples and cultures. The drama of newcomers' personal journeys from distant homelands combined with in-depth demographic research and history presents an invaluable resource for all students of America's unique immigrant tradition.Professors Portes and Rumbaut have compiled a masterful and provocative document, challenging our ideals of justice and compassion."-Al Santoli, author of New Americans: Immigrants and Refugees in the U.S. Today

"Immigrant America provides a fascinating and comprehensive up-to-date guide for understanding recent immigration to the U.S. and persuasive evidence that through immigration the nation has done well by doing good."-Lawrence H. Fuchs, Former Executive Director of the U.S. Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy

"Chock-full of invaluable data for understanding immigration and immigrants."-Julian L. Simon, The University of Maryland

Author Biography: Alejandro Portes is John Dewey Professor of Sociology and International Relations at Johns Hopkins University and coauthor of Latin Journey: Cuban and Mexican Immigrants in the United States (University of California Press, 1985) and Labor, Class and the International System (1981). Rubén G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University and author of The Agony of Exile (1990), The Structure of Refuge (1989), and other studies of the adaptation of refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520250413
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised, Expanded, and Updated
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

l. Introduction: Who They Are and Why They Come

The Origins of Immigration

Immigrants and Their Types

Overview

2. Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility

The Pioneers

Following in the Footsteps

Contemporary Settlement Patterns: A Map of Immigrant

America

Preferred Places

Persistent Ethnicity

Conclusion: The Pros and Cons of Spatial Concentration

3. Making It in America: Occupational and Economic Adaptation

mmigrants in the American Economy Explaining the Differences: Modes of IncorporationContexts of Reception

4. From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political

Participation

Immigrant Politics at the Turn of the Century Immigrant Politics Today

The Future of Immigrant Politics

Conclusion

5. A Foreign World: Immigration, Mental Health, and Acculturation

Marginality and Freedom

Early Psychopathology: The Eugenics Approach to Mental Illness

From Nationality to Class and Context: The Changed Etiology of Mental Illness

Immigrants and Refugees: Contemporary Trends

Contexts of Incorporation: Mental Health and Help Seeking

Acculturation and Its Consequences

Conclusion: The Major Determinants of Immigrant Psychology

6. Learning the Ropes: Language and the Second Generation

Patterns of English Language Acquisition in the United States

Language Diversity and Resilience in the United States Today

Assimilation and Linguistic Pluralism in America

Conclusion

7. Conclusion: The Undocumented, Immigration Policy, and the Future

Determinants ofUnauthorized Immigration: The Push-Pull ModelL

An Alternative Approach (I): The Macrostructures of Labor Migration

An Alternative Approach (II): The Microstructures of Labor Migration Determinants of Unauthorized Immigration: A Summary

Immigration Types and the Law

Conclusion

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