The Immigration Reader: America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective

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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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Overview

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: 9780631207764
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/12/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 1.47 (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

Contributors
Acknowledgments
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2001

    Prolouge to Immigration...

    It is very concerning to me that how can caucausians can say that the immigrants are taking thier jobs. I ask those 'citizens' what jobs are they taking? Are there taking doctor occupations? Are there No Engeneers because of the immigrants?You know as well as i know that all that is B.S. The only jobs that the immigrants are taking are that hard labor laws. For example picking strawberries. Common now are you going to tell me that a white person is going to take that job? Of course not but after all they say that there are no more jobs because of immigration. Lets supposse that in fact the white folks do take those so called needed jobs for , lets supposse that. Do you think that they are going to last awhile of course not . they might end up forming a union and suing the company and start to complain. They will probably get hurt in a little way and end up loading off the workers compensation. When you say that immigrants are taking jobs you don't what you are talking about..

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