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Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age (08 Edition)

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Behind the contentious politics of immigration lies the question of how well new immigrants are becoming part of American society. To address this question, Inheriting the City draws on the results of a ground-breaking study of young adults of immigrant parents in metropolitan New York to provide a comprehensive look at their social, economic, cultural, and political lives.

Inheriting the City examines five immigrant groups to disentangle the complicated question of how they are faring relative to native-born groups, and how achievement differs between and within these groups. While some experts worry that these young adults would not do as well as previous waves of immigrants due to lack of high-paying manufacturing jobs, poor public schools, and an entrenched racial divide, Inheriting the City finds that the second generation is rapidly moving into the mainstream--speaking English, working in jobs that resemble those held by native New Yorkers their age, and creatively combining their ethnic cultures and norms with American ones. Far from descending into an urban underclass, the children of immigrants are using immigrant advantages to avoid some of the obstacles that native minority groups cannot.

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Behind the contentious politics of immigration lies the question of how well new immigrants are becoming part of American society. To address this question, Inheriting the City draws on the results of a ground-breaking study of young adults of immigrant parents in metropolitan New York to provide a comprehensive look at their social, economic, cultural, and political lives.

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2009 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society

About the Author

Mary C. Watersis M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociologyat <>Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Inheriting the City

2. The Worlds of the Fathers and Mothers

3. Ethnic Identities

4. Family and Neighborhood Origins

5. The School System as Sorting Mechanism

6. The Second Generation Goes to Work

7. Forming New Families

8. Culture Matters

9. Civic and Political Engagement

10. Race, Prejudice, and Discrimination

11. Conclusion: The Second-Generation Advantage

Methodological Appendix

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674028036
Author:
Kasinitz, Philip
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Author:
Waters, Mary C.
Author:
Holdaway, Jennifer
Author:
Mollenkopf, John H.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Children of immigrants
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Children of immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Social Science-Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Political Science-Public Policy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Russell Sage Foundation Books at Harvard University Press
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 line illustrations, 16 tables
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Behind the contentious politics of immigration lies the question of how well new immigrants are becoming part of American society. To address this question, Inheriting the City draws on the results of a ground-breaking study of young adults of immigrant parents in metropolitan New York to provide a comprehensive look at their social, economic, cultural, and political lives.
"Synopsis" by , 2009 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society
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