This Land Is Our Land: Immigrants and Power in Miami / Edition 1

This Land Is Our Land: Immigrants and Power in Miami / Edition 1

by Alex Stepick, Marvin Dunn, Max Castro, Guillermo Grenier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520233980

ISBN-13: 9780520233980

Pub. Date: 05/26/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

For those opposed to immigration, Miami is a nightmare. Miami is the de facto capital of Latin America; it is a city where immigrants dominate, Spanish is ubiquitous, and Denny's is an ethnic restaurant. Are Miami's immigrants representative of a trend that is undermining American culture and identity?
Drawing from in-depth fieldwork in the city and looking…  See more details below

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For those opposed to immigration, Miami is a nightmare. Miami is the de facto capital of Latin America; it is a city where immigrants dominate, Spanish is ubiquitous, and Denny's is an ethnic restaurant. Are Miami's immigrants representative of a trend that is undermining American culture and identity?
Drawing from in-depth fieldwork in the city and looking closely at recent events such as the Elian Gonzalez case, This Land Is Our Land examines interactions between immigrants and established Americans in Miami to address fundamental questions of American identity and multiculturalism. Rather than focusing on questions of assimilation, as many other studies have, this book concentrates on interethnic relations to provide an entirely new perspective on the changes wrought by immigration in the United States. A balanced analysis of Miami's evolution over the last forty years, This Land Is Our Land is also a powerful demonstration that immigration in America is not simply an "us versus them" phenomenon.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520233980
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/26/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Becoming American: It's Not a One-Way Street1
2Competing Elites: Cuban Power, Anglo Conversion, and Frustrated African Americans34
3Working in the USA: Ethnic Segregation and Bureaucratizing Interaction89
4Just Comes and Cover-Ups: African Americans and Haitians in High School114
5Making It Work: Interaction, Power, and Accommodation in Inter-Ethnic Relations138
Methodology Appendix159
Notes167
References171
Index183

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