A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)making Multifaceted America

A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)making Multifaceted America

by E. Morawska

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A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)making Multifaceted America by E. Morawska

This bookproposes a new theoretical framework for the study of immigration. It examines four major issues informing current sociological studies of immigration: mechanisms and effects of international migration, processes of immigrants' assimilation and transnational engagements, and the adaptation patterns of the second generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230321762
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/27/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

EWA MORAWSKA is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. Her scholarly research focuses on comparative-historical sociology of international migration, ethnicity, and citizenship (past and present, North America and Europe). Recent publications include [Im]migration and Ethnic Research Agendas in Europe and the United States: A Comparison; International Migration Research: Constructions, Omissions, and Promises of Interdisciplinarity; Sociology and History of (Im)Migration: Reflections of a Practitioner; Exploring Diversity in Immigrant Assimilation and Transnationalism; Toward Assimilation and Citizenship in Liberal Nation-States.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Experience of Old and New Immigrants: A Comparison Mechanisms and Effects of International Migration Residential Settlement, Economic Incorporation, and Civic Reception of Immigrants Immigrants' Socio-Cultural and Civic-Political Assimilation: Different Groups, Different Contexts, and Different Trajectories Looking Beyond the Host Country: Immigrants' Transnational Engagements Immigrants' American-Born Children: Their Modes of Assimilation and Transnational Engagements In Lieu of Conclusion:Some Lessons from the Analysis of American Immigrants' Experience, Research Agendas of (Im)Migration Studies Elsewhere in the World, and What We Can Learn from Each Other Bibliography Index

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