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Citizens, Strangers, And In-betweens : Essays On Immigration And Citizenship - Peter Schuck

Citizens, Strangers, And In-betweens

Essays On Immigration And Citizenship

Paperback Published: 19th May 2000
ISBN: 9780813368870
Number Of Pages: 495

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Immigration is one of the critical issues of our time. In "Citizens, Strangers, and In-Betweens, " an integrated series of fourteen essays, Yale professor Peter Schuck analyzes the complex social forces that have been unleashed by unprecedented legal and illegal migration to the United States, forces that are reshaping American society in countless ways. Schuck first presents the demographic, political, economic, legal, and cultural contexts in which these transformations are occurring. He then shows how the courts, Congress, and the states are responding to the tensions created by recent immigration. Next, he explores the nature of American citizenship, challenging traditional ways of defining the national community and analyzing the controversial topics of citizenship for illegal alien children, the devaluation and revaluation of American citizenship, and plural citizenship. In a concluding section, Schuck focuses on four vital and explosive policy issues: immigration's effects on the civil rights movement, the cultural differences among various American ethnic groups as revealed in their experiences as immigrants throughout the world, the protection of refugees fleeing persecution, and immigration's effects on American society in recent years.

New perspectives on Law, Culture, and Societyp. iii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Creditsp. xvii
Contextsp. 1
The Immigration System Todayp. 3
The Courts and Immigrationp. 17
The Transformation of Immigration Lawp. 19
Continuity and Change in the Courts: 1979-1990p. 82
The politics of Immigrationp. 89
The politics of Rapid Legal Change: Immigration policy, 1980-1990p. 91
Reform Continues: 1990-1998p. 139
The Message of proposition 187: Facing Up to Illegal Immigrationp. 149
Citizenship and Communityp. 161
The Devaluation of American Citizenshipp. 163
The Reevaluation of American Citizenshipp. 176
Consensual Citizenshipp. 207
plural Citizenshipsp. 217
Current policy Debatesp. 249
The New Immigration and the Old Civil Rightsp. 251
perpetual Motion: Migrations and Culturesp. 264
Refugee Burden-Sharing: A Modest proposalp. 282
Alien Rumination: What Immigrants Have Wrought in Americap. 326
Notesp. 359
Bibliographyp. 460
Indexp. 463
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ISBN: 9780813368870
ISBN-10: 0813368871
Series: New Perspectives on Law, Culture, & Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 495
Published: 19th May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.58 x 15.39  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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