New Destinations / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $14.40   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   


Mexican immigration to the United States—the oldest and largest immigration movement to this country—is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. For decades, Mexican immigration was primarily a border phenomenon, confined to Southwestern states. But legal changes in the mid-1980s paved the way for Mexican migrants to settle in parts of America that had no previous exposure to people of Mexican heritage. In New Destinations, editors Víctor Zúñiga and Rubén Hernández-León bring together an inter-disciplinary team of scholars to examine demographic, social, cultural, and political changes in areas where the incorporation of Mexican migrants has deeply changed the preexisting ethnic landscape.

New Destinations looks at several of the communities where Mexican migrants are beginning to settle, and documents how the latest arrivals are reshaping—and being reshaped by—these new areas of settlement. Contributors Jorge Durand, Douglas Massey, and Chiara Capoferro use census data to diagram the historical evolution of Mexican immigration to the United States, noting the demographic, economic, and legal factors that led recent immigrants to move to areas where few of their predecessors had settled. Looking at two towns in Southern Louisiana, contributors Katharine Donato, Melissa Stainback, and Carl Bankston III reach a surprising conclusion: that documented immigrant workers did a poorer job of integrating into the local culture than their undocumented peers. They attribute this counterintuitive finding to documentation policies, which helped intensify employer control over migrants and undercut the formation of a stable migrant community among documented workers. Brian Rich and Marta Miranda detail an ambivalent mixture of paternalism and xenophobia by local residents toward migrants in Lexington, Kentucky. The new arrivals were welcomed for their strong work ethic so long as they stayed in “invisible” spheres such as fieldwork, but were resented once they began to take part in more public activities like schools or town meetings. New Destinations also provides some hopeful examples of progress in community relations. Several chapters, including Mark Grey and Anne Woodrick’s examination of a small Iowa town, point to the importance of dialogue and mediation in establishing amicable relations between ethnic groups in newly multi-cultural settings.

New Destinations is the first scholarly assessment of Mexican migrants’ experience in the Midwest, Northeast, and deep South—the latest settlement points for America’s largest immigrant group. Enriched by perspectives from demographers, anthropologists, sociologists, folklorists, and political scientists, this volume is an essential starting point for scholarship on the new Mexican migration.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871549891
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

VÍCTOR ZÚÑIGA is dean of the School of Education and Humanities at the Universidad de Monterrey.

RUBÉN HERNÁNDEZ-LEÓN is assistant professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

InrodIuction xi
Fictor Zunga and Ruben Herndndez-Le6n
Cater I The New Geography of Mexican Immigration 1
JorgI Durand, Douglas S. ahssvy,
aud C(hinara tiaperr
Chapter 2 T he Great Plains Migration Mexicanos and Latinos in Nebraska I3
Lourdes Gouveia, Mioul A. C arranza,
can Jasey nCoua.
Chapter : Rural Industry and Mexican mmingration and Settlement in North Carolina 50
David C. Grffith
Chaprter The Economic Incorporation of Mexican
Immigrants in Southern Louisiana: A Tale of Two Cities 76;
lthar2ine . Donato, ?ie/lissa Stainback,
and Carl iL Bankston II
Chapter 5 Bridging the Community: Nativism Activ ism and the Politics of Inclusion in a Mexican
Settlement in Pennsylvania 103
Debra Lattanzi Shutika
Chapter "Latinos Have Revitalized Our Community':
Mexican Migration and Anglo Responses in
Marshalltown, Iowa 133
Mark A. Grey and Anne C. JIoodrick
Chapter 7 Recent Mexican Migration in the Rural
Delmarva Peninsula: Human Rights Versus
Citizenship Rights in a Local Context 155
Timothy J. Dunn, Ana Maria Aragones and George Shivers
Chapter 8 The Sociopolitical Dynamics of Mexican
Immigratio in Lexington, Kentucky, 1997
to 002: An Ambivalent Community Responds 187
Brian L Rich and Uarta Miranda
Chapter 9 Racialization and Mexicans in New York City 220
Robert Courtney Smith
Chapter 10 Appalachia Meets Aztlin: Mexican Immigration and Intergroup Relations in Dalton, Georgia 244
Ruben Hernandez-Le6n and Victor Ziffiga
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)