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Publisher Comments:

"Widely acknowledged as a masterful analysis of the distinctive features of the new immigration, this book is a lively classic, combining an innovative paradigm with rich empirical evidence. With commitment and discipline, its authors provide the best that social science has to offer."and#151;Aristide Zolberg, author of A Nation by Design

"Because of its intellectual breadth, Immigrant America is a portrait of American life itself, its pressures and difficulties, its mosaic of repressions, as well as its possibilities, as seen through the eyes of those struggling for a place in the society."and#151;Richard Sennett, New York University

"A fascinating and compelling window to our 'permanently changing' and amazingly diverse mosaic of peoples and cultures. The drama of newcomers' personal journeys from distant homelands combined with in-depth demographic research and history presents an invaluable resource for all students of America's unique immigrant tradition."and#151;Al Santoli, author of New Americans

"Immigration is clearly in the news again, reflecting renewed interest and controversy over one of the oldest themes in our nation's history. In Immigrant America, Portes and Rumbaut tell us not only how America has become a mosaic of peoples and nationalities, but what the prospects for the future are as well. They have pulled together, in a readable fashion, a vast wealth of information and knowledge on the phenomena of immigration to the United States that is understandable to the layperson and provocative to the scholar."and#151;Jerry M. Tinker, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs

"A superb book. It is that rarest of combinations: a work of impeccable scholarship that is also accessible to the general reader."and#151;Gary E. Rubin, The American Jewish Committee

"This book is essential for those who seek the facts upon which intelligent discussion of the immigrant problem must be based."and#151;Charles Peters, Washington Monthly

"Immigrant America is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of a classic in the immigration field. More than just an excellent synthetic overview, this remarkably well-written and engaging book provides original and theoretically stimulating analyses of the recent immigration that is transforming American society."and#151;Nancy Foner, author of In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration

Synopsis:

andquot;Migrating into Financial Markets offers a much-needed interpretation of the institutions that frame migration. In this fascinating account, Bakker shows how, unable to come up with a political solution to large-scale migration, Mexico and the United States recast migrants as private actors of economic and social development.andquot;andmdash;Rubandeacute;n Hernandaacute;ndez-Leandoacute;n, coauthor of Skills of the andldquo;Unskilledandrdquo;: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants

andquot;Contrasting governmentsandrsquo; developmentalist rhetoric with the way their policies are actually designed and implemented, this thoughtful study makes an important contribution to a key debate in contemporary development policy.andquot;andmdash;Gay Seidman, Martindale Bascom Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsinandmdash;Madison

andquot;Bakker offers a cautionary tale of how international policy entrepreneursand#39; commitment to an ideology of market fundamentalism reduced their approach to addressing the human rights of migrants in the post-9/11 world to lowering the costs of wire transfers and banking the un-banked.andquot;andmdash;David Spener, Professor of Sociology, Trinity University and author of Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border

Synopsis:

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Pressandrsquo; new Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

We understand very little about the billions of dollars that flow throughout the world from migrants back to their home countries. In this rigorous and illuminating work, Matt Bakker, an economic sociologist, examines how these migrant remittancesandmdash;the resources of some of the worldandrsquo;s least affluent peopleandmdash;have come to be seen in recent years as a fundamental contributor to development in the migrant-sending states of the Global South. This book analyzes how the connection between remittances and development was forged through the concrete political and intellectual practices of policy entrepreneurs within a variety of institutional settings, from national government agencies and international development organizations to nongovernmental policy foundations and think tanks.

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About the Author

Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and Director of the Center for Migration and Development. He is the 2010 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association.Ruband#233;n G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and Codirector of the Center for Research on Immigration, Population, and Public Policy. They are the coauthors of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation and coeditors of Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, both from UC Press.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Preface to the Third Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Acknowledgments for the Third Edition

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition

Acknowledgments for the First Edition

1 Nine Stories

2 Who They Are and Why They Come

3 Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility

4 Making It in America: Occupational and Economic Adaptation

5 From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political Participation

6 A Foreign World: Immigration, Mental Health, and Acculturation

7 Learning the Ropes: Language and Education

8 Growing Up American: The New Second Generation

9 Religion: The Enduring Presence

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520250413
Subtitle:
How Remittances Became a Development Tool
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University of California Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20150910
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 b/w, 2 maps
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
andquot;Migrating into Financial Markets offers a much-needed interpretation of the institutions that frame migration. In this fascinating account, Bakker shows how, unable to come up with a political solution to large-scale migration, Mexico and the United States recast migrants as private actors of economic and social development.andquot;andmdash;Rubandeacute;n Hernandaacute;ndez-Leandoacute;n, coauthor of Skills of the andldquo;Unskilledandrdquo;: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants

andquot;Contrasting governmentsandrsquo; developmentalist rhetoric with the way their policies are actually designed and implemented, this thoughtful study makes an important contribution to a key debate in contemporary development policy.andquot;andmdash;Gay Seidman, Martindale Bascom Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsinandmdash;Madison

andquot;Bakker offers a cautionary tale of how international policy entrepreneursand#39; commitment to an ideology of market fundamentalism reduced their approach to addressing the human rights of migrants in the post-9/11 world to lowering the costs of wire transfers and banking the un-banked.andquot;andmdash;David Spener, Professor of Sociology, Trinity University and author of Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border

"Synopsis" by ,
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Pressandrsquo; new Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

We understand very little about the billions of dollars that flow throughout the world from migrants back to their home countries. In this rigorous and illuminating work, Matt Bakker, an economic sociologist, examines how these migrant remittancesandmdash;the resources of some of the worldandrsquo;s least affluent peopleandmdash;have come to be seen in recent years as a fundamental contributor to development in the migrant-sending states of the Global South. This book analyzes how the connection between remittances and development was forged through the concrete political and intellectual practices of policy entrepreneurs within a variety of institutional settings, from national government agencies and international development organizations to nongovernmental policy foundations and think tanks.

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