Immigration has been a contested issue for decades. This distinctive volume of essays on Southern Californian immigration is inspired by Michael Burawoy’s call for academic consideration to be more open and accessible to people in what he calls “public sociology.” The essays in Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology bridge the gap between scholars and undocumented persons themselves in an interdisciplinary and vibrant dialogue. The conversations include sociologists, lawyers, and community and religious leaders, alongside first-hand stories of immigrant survival in hostile and exploitive environments. This volume serves as a model for genuine public engagement of the immigration battle.
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About the Author
Victoria Carty is associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Chapman University.
Rafael Luévano is associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Chapman
Tekle Woldemikael is professor in the Department of Sociology at Chapman University.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Contextualizing the Immigration Debate through Public Sociology
Chapter 1: Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Role of Neoliberalism and U.S. Foreign Policy
Chapter 2: “Here I Am Naked”: The Vulnerability of Day Laborers in the Borderlands
Chapter 3: The Effects of Media Framing on Attitudes toward Undocumented Immigration
Chapter 4: Vying for Conservative Hearts and Minds: Changes in Media Frames on Immigration since 2000
Chapter 5: Racialized “Illegality”: The Convergence of Race and Legal Status among Black, Latino/a, and Asian American Undocumented Young Adults
Part 2: A Grassroots Perspective on Immigration Issues through Personal Narratives
Chapter 6: Self-Empowerment through Grassroots Efforts
Chapter 7: Santa Ana, California: A Geography of Compassion through Community Reflection and Action
Chapter 8: A View from the Church Bells
Chapter 9: Newfound Evangelical Support for Immigration
Chapter 10: Bridging Academia with Community