The Immigration Reader: America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective / Edition 1

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THE IMMIGRATION READER offers a unique, multidisciplinary perspective on immigration to the United States. It provides a broad view of the role of the immigrant in American society and how the immigrant experience shaped American identity. The book provides historical perspective on current government debates on immigration policy, welfare, the role of citizenship, and human rights.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557869166
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/12/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Jacobson was born in South Africa. He teaches in the Department of Sociology at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from Princeton University and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the London School of Economics. His other books include Right Across Borders (1996) and Old Nations, New World

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Table of Contents

Introduction: An American Journey 1
Pt. I History of Immigration to the United States
1 Immigration as a Pattern in American Culture 19
2 What Is An American? Ethnicity, Race, the Constitution and the Immigrant in Early American History 29
3 Immigration: History of U.S. Policy 48
4 The Changing Face of Post-1965 Immigration 72
5 Gaps and Contradictions in U.S. Immigration Policy: An Analysis of Recent Reform Efforts 92
Pt. II Immigration and Contemporary Ethnicity
6 From South of the Border: Hispanic Minorities in the United States 113
7 Asian Immigrants: Social Forces Unleashed After 1965 144
8 Voluntary Immigration and Continuing Encounters between Blacks 183
9 The Social Organization of Mexican Migration to the United States 200
Pt. III Immigration and the Economy
10 The Impact of Immigrants on Employment Opportunities of Natives 217
11 U.S. Immigration and the New Welfare State 231
12 Foreign Investment: A Neglected Variable 251
13 Immigrant Entrepreneurs in America: Koreans in Los Angeles 265
Pt. IV Comparative Perspectives on Immigration
14 Multiculturalism and Immigration: A Comparison of the United States, Germany, and Great Britain 285
15 Immigration and Group Relations in France and America 320
Pt. V Political Debate on Immigration
16 Membership 341
17 Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders 365
18 Immigrants and Family Values 388
19 Inclusion, Exclusion, and the American Civic Culture 402
Epilogue: Where the Maps are Not Yet Finished: A Continuing American Journey 415
Index 430
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