No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | December 8, 2014

    Marina Warner: IMG How Is Fantasy Different from Fairy Tale?



    Fairy tale is a country of the mind where there are many inhabitants stretching back into deep time, and we're like people before Babel, we speak a... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American

by

Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In Reinventing the Melting Pot, twenty-one of the writers who have thought longest and hardest about immigration come together around a surprising consensus: yes, immigrant absorption still works-and given the number of newcomers arriving today, the nation's future depends on it. But it need not be incompatible with ethnic identity-and we as a nation need to find new ways to talk about and encourage becoming American. In the wake of 9/11 it couldn't be more important to help these newcomers find a way to fit in. Running through these essays is a single common theme: Although ethnicity plays a more important role now than ever before, today's newcomers can and will become Americans and enrich our national life-reinventing the melting pot and reminding us all what we have in common.

Synopsis:

Twenty-four experts on the subject of immigration explore the latest wave of newcomers to American shores, comparing them to immigrants of old and wondering if they will assimilate as successfully as their predecessors. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

Tamar Jacoby is a journalist formerly on staff at The New York Review of Books, Newsweek, and The New York Times, where she was deputy editor of the op-ed page. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, she writes frequently about race and other social issues for the The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Commentary, Dissent, and other publications.

Table of Contents

Then and now / Herbert J. Gansthe — American kaleidoscope, then and now / Stephan Thernstrom — Rediscovering the melting pot : still going strong — Nathan Glazer — Assimilation today: is one identity enough? / Roger Waldinger — The 21st century: an entirely new story / Victor Nee, Richard Albatoward — A new definition — The immigrant bargain / Peter D. Salins — The assimilation contract - endangered but still holding / Douglas S. Massey — The American side of the bargain: what works / Gregory Rodriguez — Mexican-Americans and the mestizo melting pot / Min Zhou — Assimilation, the Asian way / Alejandro Portes — For the second generation, one step at a time / Pete Hamill — The alloy of New York — Economics and politics / Joel Kotkin — Toward a post-ethnic economy / George J. Borjas — Economic assimilation: trouble ahead / Amitai Etzioni — Assimilation to the American creed / Peter Skerry --"This was our riot, too": political assimilation today — Race: the exception or the rule? / Stephen Steinberg — For immigrants - but not blacks / John McWhorter — Getting over identity — What it means to be American / Michael Barone — New Americans after September 11 / Stanley Crouch — Goose-loose blues for the melting pot / Gary Shteyngart — The new two-way street.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786729739
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Edited by:
Tamar Jacoby
Author:
Tamar Jacoby
Author:
Jacoby, Tamar
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
law; immigration
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Subject:
Social Science : Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - General
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
144

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
» History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
» History and Social Science » Law » Immigration
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» History and Social Science » US History » General

Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 144 pages Basic Books - English 9780786729739 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Twenty-four experts on the subject of immigration explore the latest wave of newcomers to American shores, comparing them to immigrants of old and wondering if they will assimilate as successfully as their predecessors. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.