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Immigrants Out!: The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States (Critical America)

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Nativism--an intense opposition to immigrants and other non- native members of society--has been deeply imbedded in the American character from the earliest days of the nation. Correspondingly, nativism, overtly or covertly, has always permeated our national discourse. Dating from the Alien and Sedition controversy of 1798 to California's recent Proposition 187, nativism has long been a driving force in policy making, a particular irony in a country founded and populated by immigrants.

This anthology of original essays is informed at its core by George Santayana's famous edict that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Examining the current surge in nativism in light of past waves of anti- immigrant sentiment, the volume takes an unflinchingly critical look at the realities and rhetoric of the new nativism. How can the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II illuminate our understanding of the English Only movement today? How has the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty evolved since its dedication and what can it tell us about the American disposition to immigration? What is the new nativism? What are the semantic and rhetorical similarities, if any, between the most shrill nativist voices of the present, such as Pat Buchanan's or Peter Brimelow's in his widely publicized book Alien Nation, and National Socialist propaganda in 1930s Germany?

Juan Perea has here assembled a truly interdisciplinary group of contributors to emphasize the changing relationship between citizens and immigrants, and the effects of economics, history, and demographics on that relationship. Immigrants Out!provides a needed antidote to the often poisonous attacks on America's most vulnerable.

Synopsis:

If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely 42nd Street. Between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, 42nd Street was once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers and movie houses. Over the last two decades the notion of safety-from safe sex and safe neighborhoods, to safe cities and safe relationships-has overcome 42nd Street, giving rise to a Disney store, a children's theater, and large, neon-lit cafes. 42nd Street has, in effect, become a family tourist attraction for visitors from Berlin, Tokyo, Westchester, and New Jersey's suburbs.

Samuel R. Delany sees a disappearance not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there: the points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space. In Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Delany tackles the question of why public restrooms, peepshows, and tree-filled parks are necessary to a city's physical and psychological landscape. He argues that starting in 1985, New York City criminalized peep shows and sex movie houses to clear the way for the rebuilding of Times Square. Delany's critique reveals how Times Square is being "renovated" behind the scrim of public safety while the stage is occupied by gentrification.

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue paints a portrait of a society dismantling the institutions that promote communication between classes, and disguising its fears of cross-class contact as "family values." Unless we overcome our fears and claim our "community of contact," it is a picture that will be replayed in cities across America.

Synopsis:

'No one wanting to take a responsible potion in contemporary debates over immigration should miss this book.' — Martha Minow, Harvard Law School.

About the Author

Juan F. Perea is Professor of Law at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814766422
Subtitle:
The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States
Editor:
Perea, Juan F.
Editor:
Perea, Juan F.
Author:
Perea, Juan F.
Author:
Perea, Juan
Author:
Delany, Samuel
Publisher:
NYU Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Nativism
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
UNITED STATES_EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
Subject:
IMMIGRANTS_UNITED STATES
Subject:
MULTICULTURAL STUDIES_USA
Subject:
SOCIAL ISSUES_USA
Subject:
ETHNOGRAPHY_USA
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Critical America Ser.
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19961101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely 42nd Street. Between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, 42nd Street was once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers and movie houses. Over the last two decades the notion of safety-from safe sex and safe neighborhoods, to safe cities and safe relationships-has overcome 42nd Street, giving rise to a Disney store, a children's theater, and large, neon-lit cafes. 42nd Street has, in effect, become a family tourist attraction for visitors from Berlin, Tokyo, Westchester, and New Jersey's suburbs.

Samuel R. Delany sees a disappearance not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there: the points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space. In Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Delany tackles the question of why public restrooms, peepshows, and tree-filled parks are necessary to a city's physical and psychological landscape. He argues that starting in 1985, New York City criminalized peep shows and sex movie houses to clear the way for the rebuilding of Times Square. Delany's critique reveals how Times Square is being "renovated" behind the scrim of public safety while the stage is occupied by gentrification.

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue paints a portrait of a society dismantling the institutions that promote communication between classes, and disguising its fears of cross-class contact as "family values." Unless we overcome our fears and claim our "community of contact," it is a picture that will be replayed in cities across America.

"Synopsis" by , 'No one wanting to take a responsible potion in contemporary debates over immigration should miss this book.' — Martha Minow, Harvard Law School.
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