Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520230118
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/10/2001
Pages: 353
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Rubén G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. He is coauthor, with Alejandro Portes, of Immigrant America: A Portrait (California, 1996), and coeditor of Immigration Research for a New Century: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (2000) and Origins and Destinies: Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in America (1996). Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and Director of the Center for Migration and Development, Woodrow Wilson School for Public Affairs. He is the coauthor of City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami (California, 1993) and Latin Journey: Cuban and Mexican Immigrants in the United States (California, 1985). Portes is the 2010 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresix
1.Introduction--Ethnogenesis: Coming of Age in Immigrant America1
2.The Demographic Diversity of Immigrants and Their Children21
3.Mexican Americans: A Second Generation at Risk57
4.Growing Up in Cuban Miami: Immigration, the Enclave, and New Generations91
5.Nicaraguans: Voices Lost, Voices Found127
6.The Paradox of Assimilation: Children of Filipino Immigrants in San Diego157
7.Straddling Different Worlds: The Acculturation of Vietnamese Refugee Children187
8.Shifting Identities and Intergenerational Conflict: Growing Up Haitian in Miami229
9.Fade to Black? The Children of West Indian Immigrants in Southern Florida267
10.Conclusion--The Forging of a New America: Lessons for Theory and Policy301

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