Immigrant Life in the Us: Multidisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

Immigrant Life in the Us: Multidisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

by Donna R. Gabaccia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415306000

ISBN-13: 9780415306003

Pub. Date: 12/18/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Immigrant Life in the U.S. brings together scholars from across the disciplines to examine diverse examples of immigration to the paradigmatic 'nation of immigrants'. The volume covers a wide range of time periods, ethnic and national groups, and places of immigration. Contemporary Chinese children brought to the U.S. through adoption, Mexican laborers hired to

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Immigrant Life in the U.S. brings together scholars from across the disciplines to examine diverse examples of immigration to the paradigmatic 'nation of immigrants'. The volume covers a wide range of time periods, ethnic and national groups, and places of immigration. Contemporary Chinese children brought to the U.S. through adoption, Mexican laborers hired to work in the mid-west in the 1930s, Indian computer programmers hired to work in California, and more, are examined in a series of chapters that show the great diversity of issues facing immigrants in the past and in the present.
This book emphasizes the complex tapestry that is the everyday experience of life as an immigrant and turns a critical eye on the place of globalization in the everyday life of immigrants. The contrasts it draws between past and present demonstrate the continued salience of national and ethnic identities while also describing how migrants can live almost simultaneously in two countries.
This book will be of essential interest to advanced students and researchers of Sociology, History, Ethnic Studies and American Studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415306003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/18/2003
Series:
Routledge Advances in Sociology Series, #7
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface and acknowledgments
1Introduction: American identities in a global era1
2Elusive citizenship: education, the press, and the struggle over representation in Napa, California 1848-191015
3The prehistory of the Cadenu: Dominican identity, social class, and the problem of mobility, 1965-7831
4Between fantasy and despair: the transnational condition and high-tech immigration51
5Asian-Latinos: Japanese-Peruvians' ethnic adaptation and social mobility in New York and Los Angeles65
6Adopted children's identities at the China/U.S. border83
7Members of many gangs: childhood and ethno-racial identity on the streets of twentieth-century urban America99
8'Becoming' and 'being' Chinese American in college: a look at ethnicity, social class, and neighborhood in identity development113
9Workplace identities and collective memory: living and remembering the effects of the Bracero total institution133
10The significance of race in the urban labor market: a study of employers152
11'Natural mothers' for sale: the construction of Latina immigrant identity in domestic service labor markets173
12An afterword: the work and the wonder in studying immigrant life across the disciplines191
Notes201
Bibliography217
Index234

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