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"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."—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."—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."—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."—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."—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."—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."—Nancy Foner, author of In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration

Synopsis:

This third edition of the widely acclaimed classic has been thoroughly expanded and updated to reflect current demographic, economic, and political realities. Drawing on recent census data and other primary sources, Portes and Rumbaut 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, explain how immigrants incorporate themselves into the American economy, and examine the trajectories of their children from adolescence to early adulthood. With a vital 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 is indispensable for framing and informing issues that promise to be even more hotly and urgently contested as the subject moves to the center of national debate..

Synopsis:

"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."--Aristide Zolberg, author of "A Nation by Design"<BR>"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."--Richard Sennett, New York University<BR>"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."--Al Santoli, author of "New Americans"<BR>"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."--Jerry M. Tinker, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs<BR>"A superb book. It is that rarest of combinations: a work of impeccable scholarship that is alsoaccessible to the general reader."--Gary E. Rubin, The American Jewish Committee<BR>"This book is essential for those who seek the facts upon which intelligent discussion of the immigrant problem must be based."--Charles Peters, "Washington Monthly"<BR>""Immigrant America"

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.Rub&eacute;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

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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
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 b/w photographs, 27 line illustration
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 27 oz

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This third edition of the widely acclaimed classic has been thoroughly expanded and updated to reflect current demographic, economic, and political realities. Drawing on recent census data and other primary sources, Portes and Rumbaut 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, explain how immigrants incorporate themselves into the American economy, and examine the trajectories of their children from adolescence to early adulthood. With a vital 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 is indispensable for framing and informing issues that promise to be even more hotly and urgently contested as the subject moves to the center of national debate..

"Synopsis" by , "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."--Aristide Zolberg, author of "A Nation by Design"<BR>"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."--Richard Sennett, New York University<BR>"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."--Al Santoli, author of "New Americans"<BR>"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."--Jerry M. Tinker, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs<BR>"A superb book. It is that rarest of combinations: a work of impeccable scholarship that is alsoaccessible to the general reader."--Gary E. Rubin, The American Jewish Committee<BR>"This book is essential for those who seek the facts upon which intelligent discussion of the immigrant problem must be based."--Charles Peters, "Washington Monthly"<BR>""Immigrant America"
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