Immigrant America: A Portrait

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Univ of California Press, Aug 30, 2014 - Social Science - 544 pages
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This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume.

Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the adaptation process for the second generation. This revised edition includes new chapters on theories of migration and on the history of U.S.-bound migration from the late nineteenth century to the present, offering an updated and expanded concluding chapter on immigration and public policy.
 

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In lucid, readable prose, with supporting charts and statistics, the authors discuss the nature of foreign influx over the years, relating diverse patterns to U.S. official and unofficial policy as ... Read full review

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Contents

1 The Three Phases of USBound Immigration
1
2 Theoretical Overview
48
Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility
80
Education Occupation and Entrepreneurship
112
Identity Citizenship and Political Participation
161
Diversity and Resilience
214
The New Second Generation
258
The Enduring Presence
306
Immigration and Public Policy
371
Notes
395
References
419
Index
475
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Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University and Research Professor at the University of Miami. Rubén G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and founding chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. They are the coauthors of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation and coeditors of Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America.

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