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Probationary Americans : Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping of Asian American Communities - John S. W. Park

Probationary Americans

Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping of Asian American Communities

Hardcover Published: 28th September 2006
ISBN: 9780415947503
Number Of Pages: 138

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Within the last two decades, the racial composition of the nation has undergone a profound change. Immigration reforms originally intended to favor Europeans have resulted, ironically, in the influx of over fifteen million Asian and Latino immigrants. Yet, while American society confronts multiracial realities, much of recent American race theory either dismisses the significance of Asian Americans and Latinos altogether, or subsumes them into traditional biracial models. Although Asian Americans have played a significant role in American life for more than a century, serious academic interest in their history is a relatively recent phenomenon. This evolution is not unlike the patterns in sub disciplines such as African American and women's history.
"Probationary Americans "looks at the construction of contemporary immigration rules and at their race-based consequences. The authors argue that immigration rules continue to be about race and class, as important categories for determining entry and membership into American society. Also, as immigration reforms re-shape Asian American communities by class, the authors suggest that social policies still continue to construct racialized identities for Asians as a "model minority," in an increasingly competitive, global economy where the U.S. occupies a core position.

Table of Figures
The Next American Nation
Governing Admissions to the United States: Basic Themes
Exclusion, Deportation, and Refugee Admissions
The Unwanted
Efficiency and Cost: Detention and Deportation After 1996
Toward Limits to Welfare and Family Reunification
The Highly Skilled
"Temporary Workers" in American Law and Society Since 1990
Engineering the Model Minority
Probationary Americans
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ISBN: 9780415947503
ISBN-10: 0415947502
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 28th September 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.39  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1