Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship

Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship

by Rachel Ida Buff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814799922

ISBN-13: 9780814799925

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

Punctuated by marches across the United States in the spring of 2006, immigrant rights has reemerged as a significant and highly visible political issue. Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of U.S. Citizenship brings prominent activists and scholars together to examine the emergence and significance of the contemporary immigrant rights movement. Contributors

Overview

Punctuated by marches across the United States in the spring of 2006, immigrant rights has reemerged as a significant and highly visible political issue. Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of U.S. Citizenship brings prominent activists and scholars together to examine the emergence and significance of the contemporary immigrant rights movement. Contributors place the contemporary immigrant rights movement in historical and comparative contexts by looking at the ways immigrants and their allies have staked claims to rights in the past, and by examining movements based in different communities around the United States. Scholars explain the evolution of immigration policy, and analyze current conflicts around issues of immigrant rights; activists engaged in the current movement document the ways in which coalitions have been built among immigrants from different nations, and between immigrant and native born peoples. The essays examine the ways in which questions of immigrant rights engage broader issues of identity, including gender, race, and sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799925
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Nation of Nations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Toward a Redefinition of Citizenship Rights
Rachel Ida Buff
Part I: Narratives of Refuge and Resistance
1. John S. W. Park
2. Connie G. Oxford
3. Scott Long, Jessica Stern, and Adam Francouer
4. Eunice Hyunhye Cho
Part II: Ambivalent Allies, Reluctant Rivals, and Disavowed Deviants
5. Dustin Tahmakera
6. Robert Samuel Smith, Seneca Vaught, and Babacar M’Baye
7. Isabel Guzman Molina
8. Lisa Marie Cacho
Part III: Immigrant Acts
9. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Angelica Salas
10. Christine Neumann-Ortiz
11. Glenn Omatsu
Part IV: Questions of Democracy
12. Victor C. Romero
13. Rachel Ida Buff
14. Jeanne Petit
15. Fred Tsao
16. David Cole
Part V: Afterwords
17. Donald Pease
18. Monisha Das Gupta
About the Contributors
Index

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