ISBN-10:
0674177673
ISBN-13:
9780674177673
Pub. Date:
08/01/1998
Publisher:
Harvard
Crossings: Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

Crossings: Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

by Marcelo M. Suárez-OrozcoMarcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

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Overview

In the United States immigration is both history and destiny. It is the driving force behind a most significant social transformation taking place in American society at the end of our millennium. Arguably few other social phenomena are likely to impact the future character of American culture and society as much as the ongoing wave of "new immigration."

Who are the new immigrants? What do they want? How are they changing American society? This cross-disciplinary book brings together twelve essays by the leading scholars of the most significant aspect of the new immigration: Mexican immigration to the United States. Crossings theorizes aspects of recent Mexican immigration that are new and that demarcate this wave of immigration from earlier experiences in this century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674177673
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 08/01/1998
Series: Series on Latin American Studies , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Distinguished Professor of Education, and Co-Director of the Institute for Immigrant Children, Youth, and Families at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I. OVERVIEW

Chapter 1

Introduction: Crossings:

Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

II. ANTECEDENTS AND NEW DEMOGRAPHIC FORMATIONS

Chapter 2

Recent Structural Changes in Mexico's Economy:

A Preliminary Analysis of Some Sources of Mexican Migration to the United States Enrique Dussel Peters

Commentary: John H. Coatsworrh

Chapter 3

U.S. Immigration Policies and Trends:

The Growing Importance of Migration from Mexico

Susan Gonzalez Baker, Frank D. Bean, Augustin Escobar Latapi, and Sidney Weintraub

Commentary: Mary C. Waters

III. ECONOMIC THEMES

Chapter 4

The Structural Embeddedness of Demand for Mexican Immigrant Labor:

New Evidence from California

Wayne A. Cornelius

Commentary: Robert Smith

Chapter 5

Dimensions of Economic Adaptation by Mexican-Origin Men

Dowell Myers

Commentary: Nathan Glazer

IV. SOCIAL THEMES

Chapter 6

Migration and Integration: Intermarriages among

Mexicans and Non-Mexicans in the United States

Jorge Durand

Commentary: Merilee Grindle

Chapter 7

Access to Health Insurance and Health Care for Mexican American Children in Immigrant Families

E. Richard Brown, Roberta Wyn, Hongjian Yu, Abel Valenzuela, and Liane Doug
Commentary: Felton Earls

Chapter 8

The Education of Mexican Immigrant Children

Enrique T. Trueba

Commentary: Gary Orfield

V. PSYCHOCULTURAL THEMES

Chapter 9

Cultural Mourning, Immigration, and Engagement:

Vignettes from the Mexican Experience

Ricardo C. Ainslie

Commentary: Peggy Levitt

Chapter 10

Ethnic Mexicans and the Transformation of "American" Social Space:

Reflections on Recent History

David G. Gutiérrez

Commentary: George I. Sanchez

Chapter 11

The U.S. Immigration Control Offensive:

Constructing an Image of Order on the Southwest Border

Peter Andreas

Commentary: Jacqueline Hagan

Chapter 12

Immigration and Public Opinion

Thomas I. Espenshade and Maryanne Belanger

Commentary: Michael Jones-Correa

Epilogue

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

Index

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