The Resource Immigrant America : a portrait, Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut

Immigrant America : a portrait, Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut

Label
Immigrant America : a portrait
Title
Immigrant America
Title remainder
a portrait
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This third edition has been thoroughly expanded and updated to reflect current demographic, economic, and political realities. Drawing on recent census data and other primary sources, the authors have infused the entire text with new information and added a vivid array of new vignettes and illustrations. Recognized for its superb portrayal of immigration and immigrant lives in the United States, this book probes the dynamics of immigrant politics, examining questions of identity and loyalty among newcomers, and explores the psychological consequences of varying modes of migration and acculturation. The authors look at patterns of settlement in urban America, discuss the problems of English-language acquisition and bilingual education, and explain how immigrants incorporate themselves into the American economy. Contains a new chapter on religion and fresh analyses of topics ranging from patterns of incarceration to the mobility of the second generation and the unintended consequences of public policies. This updated edition frames and informs on issues that promise to be even more hotly and urgently contested as the subject moves to the center of national debate
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Portes, Alejandro
Dewey number
304.8/73
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6450
LC item number
.P67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rumbaut, Rubén G
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  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • Americanization
  • Immigrants
  • Américanisation
  • États-Unis
Label
Immigrant America : a portrait, Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-445) and index
Contents
  • 1. Nine stories -- 2. Who they are and why they come -- The origins of immigration -- Immigrants and their types -- Overview -- 3. Moving : patterns of immigrant settlement and spatial mobility -- The pioneers -- Following in the footsteps -- Contemporary settlement patterns : a map of immigrant America -- Locational decisions of immigrant groups -- Preferred places -- Persistent ethnicity -- Conclusion : the pros and cons of spatial concentration -- 4. Making it in America : occupational and economic adaptation -- Immigrants in the American economy -- Explaining the differences : modes of incorporation -- Conclusion --
  • 5. From immigrants to ethnics : identity, citizenship, and political participation -- In the society and not of it -- Immigrant politics at the turn of the century -- Immigrant politics today -- Making it count : citizenship acquisition -- The future of immigrant politics -- Variations within a theme -- Conclusion -- 6. A foreign world : immigration, mental health, and acculturation -- Travel and travail -- Marginality and freedom -- Early psychopathology : the eugenics approach to mental illness -- From nationality to class and context : the changed etiology of mental illness -- Immigrants and refugees : contemporary trends -- Contexts of incorporation : mental health and help seeking -- Acculturation and its discontents -- Immigration and incarceration -- Acculturation and perceptions of discrimination -- Conclusion : the major determinants of immigrant psychology --
  • 7. Learning the ropes : language and education -- Patterns of English language acquisition in the United States -- Language diversity and resilience in the United States today -- Assimilation and linguistic pluralism in the United States -- Conclusion -- 8. Growing up American : the new second generation -- The new second generation at a glance -- Parental human capital and modes of incorporation -- The children of immigrants longitudinal study -- Where they grow up : challenges to second-generation adaptation -- Confronting the challenge -- Segmented assimilation in early adulthood -- Conclusion --
  • 9. Religion : the enduring presence -- Yesterday and today -- Religion and modes of incorporation -- Religious diversity and change -- Religion and transnationalism -- Religion and the second generation -- Religion : linear and reactive -- The Mexican experience -- Islam -- Conclusion -- 10. Conclusion : immigration and public policy -- A game of mirrors : the public perception of immigration -- The reality underneath : the political economy of immigration -- The clash of ideology and reality -- Better policies for a better future -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
3rd ed., rev., expanded, and updated.
Extent
xxxv, 460 p.
Isbn
9780520242838
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006006955
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1964725-01umb_inst
  • 1824063
  • (OCoLC)64594272
Label
Immigrant America : a portrait, Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-445) and index
Contents
  • 1. Nine stories -- 2. Who they are and why they come -- The origins of immigration -- Immigrants and their types -- Overview -- 3. Moving : patterns of immigrant settlement and spatial mobility -- The pioneers -- Following in the footsteps -- Contemporary settlement patterns : a map of immigrant America -- Locational decisions of immigrant groups -- Preferred places -- Persistent ethnicity -- Conclusion : the pros and cons of spatial concentration -- 4. Making it in America : occupational and economic adaptation -- Immigrants in the American economy -- Explaining the differences : modes of incorporation -- Conclusion --
  • 5. From immigrants to ethnics : identity, citizenship, and political participation -- In the society and not of it -- Immigrant politics at the turn of the century -- Immigrant politics today -- Making it count : citizenship acquisition -- The future of immigrant politics -- Variations within a theme -- Conclusion -- 6. A foreign world : immigration, mental health, and acculturation -- Travel and travail -- Marginality and freedom -- Early psychopathology : the eugenics approach to mental illness -- From nationality to class and context : the changed etiology of mental illness -- Immigrants and refugees : contemporary trends -- Contexts of incorporation : mental health and help seeking -- Acculturation and its discontents -- Immigration and incarceration -- Acculturation and perceptions of discrimination -- Conclusion : the major determinants of immigrant psychology --
  • 7. Learning the ropes : language and education -- Patterns of English language acquisition in the United States -- Language diversity and resilience in the United States today -- Assimilation and linguistic pluralism in the United States -- Conclusion -- 8. Growing up American : the new second generation -- The new second generation at a glance -- Parental human capital and modes of incorporation -- The children of immigrants longitudinal study -- Where they grow up : challenges to second-generation adaptation -- Confronting the challenge -- Segmented assimilation in early adulthood -- Conclusion --
  • 9. Religion : the enduring presence -- Yesterday and today -- Religion and modes of incorporation -- Religious diversity and change -- Religion and transnationalism -- Religion and the second generation -- Religion : linear and reactive -- The Mexican experience -- Islam -- Conclusion -- 10. Conclusion : immigration and public policy -- A game of mirrors : the public perception of immigration -- The reality underneath : the political economy of immigration -- The clash of ideology and reality -- Better policies for a better future -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
3rd ed., rev., expanded, and updated.
Extent
xxxv, 460 p.
Isbn
9780520242838
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006006955
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1964725-01umb_inst
  • 1824063
  • (OCoLC)64594272

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