Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jul 1, 2009 - Political Science - 384 pages
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In this age of multicultural democracy, the idea of assimilation--that the social distance separating immigrants and their children from the mainstream of American society closes over time--seems outdated and, in some forms, even offensive. But as Richard Alba and Victor Nee show in the first systematic treatment of assimilation since the mid-1960s, it continues to shape the immigrant experience, even though the geography of immigration has shifted from Europe to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Institutional changes, from civil rights legislation to immigration law, have provided a more favorable environment for nonwhite immigrants and their children than in the past.

Assimilation is still driven, in claim, by the decisions of immigrants and the second generation to improve their social and material circumstances in America. But they also show that immigrants, historically and today, have profoundly changed our mainstream society and culture in the process of becoming Americans.

Surveying a variety of domains--language, socioeconomic attachments, residential patterns, and intermarriage--they demonstrate the continuing importance of assimilation in American life. And they predict that it will blur the boundaries among the major, racially defined populations, as nonwhites and Hispanics are increasingly incorporated into the mainstream.

  

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Alba (sociology, SUNY at Albany) and Nee (sociology, Cornell) are distinguished scholars of immigration and assimilation, and one of the many virtues of their new book is their insightful review of ... Read full review

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Contents

Rethinking Assimilation
1
Assimilation Theory Old and New
17
Assimilation in Practice The Europeans and East Asians
67
Was Assimilation Contingent on Specific Historical Conditions?
124
The Background to Contemporary Immigration
167
Evidence of Contemporary Assimilation
215
Conclusion Remaking the Mainstream
271
Notes
295
Index
351
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About the author (2009)

Richard Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology, the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Victor Nee is the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor at Cornell University, and Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society.

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