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The Immigration Reader : America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective - David Jacobson

The Immigration Reader

America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective


Published: 1st February 1998
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The Immigration Reader offers a unique, multidisciplinary perspective on immigration to the United States. In this comprehensive selection of readings by the most important scholars working on immigration studies, the history, contemporary issues, economy, comparative cross-national and political debates are put into perspective.Included in this collection are selections by Borjas, Massey, Daniels, Portes, Sassen, Fukuyama and Light. By providing contributions from scholars in sociology, law, political science, history, geography and public policy this volume will interest a variety of students, scholars and researchers in the social sciences. These combined readings on immigration shed light on the role of the immigrant in American society and how the immigrant experience shaped the American identity. In addition, it puts in historical perspective the current debates in government on immigration policy, welfare, the role of citizenship and human rights in this highly volatile period of American history where the role of the immigrant is in question.

Introduction: An American Journey: David Jacobson (Arizona State University).

Part I: History of Immigration to the United States:.

1. Immigration as a Pattern in American Culture: William H. A. Williams (Union Institute, Cincinnati Centre).

2. What is an American? Ethnicity, Race, the Constitution and the Immigrant in Early American History: Roger Daniels (University of Cincinnati).

3. Immigration: History of US Policy: William S. Bernard (Brooklyn College).

4. The Changing Face of Post-1965 Immigration: Reed Ueda (Tufts University).

Part II: Immigration and Contemporary Ethnicity:.

5. From South of the Border: Hispanic Minorities in the United States: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University).

6. Asian Immigrants: Social Forces Unleashed After 1965: Bill Ong Hing (Stanford University).

7. Voluntary Immigration and Continuing Encounters Between Blacks: Roy Simon Bryce-Laporte (Colgate University).

8. The Social Organization of Mexican Migration to the United States: Douglas Massey (University of Pennsylvania).

Part III: The Economy and Immigration:.

9. The Impact of Immigrants on Employment Opportunities of Natives: George J. Borjas (Harvard University).

10. US Immigration and the New Welfare State: Thomas J. Espenshade (Princeton University).

11. Foreign Investment: A Neglected Variable: Saskia Sassen (Columbia University).

12. Immigrant Entrepeneurs in America: Koreans in Los Angeles: Ivan Light (UCLA).

Part IV: Comparative Perspectives on Immigration:.

13. Multiculturalism and Immigration: A Comparison of the United States, Germany, and Great Britain: Christian Joppke (European University Institute, Florence).

14. Immigration and Group Relations in France and America: David L. Horowitz (Duke University).

Part V: Political Debate on Immigration:.

15. Membership: Michael Walzer (Princeton University).

16. Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders: Joseph H. Carens (University of Toronto).

17. Immigrants and Family Values: Francis Fukuyama (George Mason, University).

18. Inclusion, Exclusion, and the American Civic Culture: Daniel J. Tichenor (Rutgers University). Epilogue. Where the Maps are Not Yet Finished: A Continuing American Journey: Jamie Godwin-White (Arizona State University).


ISBN: 9780631207764
ISBN-10: 0631207767
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.38  x 3.16
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1