A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America

A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America

by J. Celeste Lay

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Overview

How native-born rural adolescents adapt to new immigrants in their communities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439907931
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 05/25/2012
Series: Social Logic of Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

J. Celeste Lay is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Places and Political Learning 1

1 Transformation of Small-Town America 11

2 A Natural Experiment in Iowa Towns 27

3 Seeing Race: Attitudes toward Immigrants and Symbolic Racism 43

4 No Retreat: Civic Withdrawal and Immigration 68

5 Gradual Progress 91

6 What Happened to My Town? 115

Conclusion: The Implications of a New Normal 140

Appendix: Samples, Survey Items, and Variables 153

Notes 157

Bibliography 193

Index 217

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