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The Immigration Reader: America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective

David Jacobson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-55786-916-6
464 pages
February 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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A superb collection of readings by the most important scholars in the social sciences working on immigration studies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: An American Journey: David Jacobson (Arizona State University).

Part I: History of Immigration to the United States:.

1. Immigration as a Pattern in American Culture: William H. A. Williams (Union Institute, Cincinnati Centre).

2. What is an American? Ethnicity, Race, the Constitution and the Immigrant in Early American History: Roger Daniels (University of Cincinnati).

3. Immigration: History of US Policy: William S. Bernard (Brooklyn College).

4. The Changing Face of Post-1965 Immigration: Reed Ueda (Tufts University).

Part II: Immigration and Contemporary Ethnicity:.

5. From South of the Border: Hispanic Minorities in the United States: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University).

6. Asian Immigrants: Social Forces Unleashed After 1965: Bill Ong Hing (Stanford University).

7. Voluntary Immigration and Continuing Encounters Between Blacks: Roy Simon Bryce-Laporte (Colgate University).

8. The Social Organization of Mexican Migration to the United States: Douglas Massey (University of Pennsylvania).

Part III: The Economy and Immigration:.

9. The Impact of Immigrants on Employment Opportunities of Natives: George J. Borjas (Harvard University).

10. US Immigration and the New Welfare State: Thomas J. Espenshade (Princeton University).

11. Foreign Investment: A Neglected Variable: Saskia Sassen (Columbia University).

12. Immigrant Entrepeneurs in America: Koreans in Los Angeles: Ivan Light (UCLA).

Part IV: Comparative Perspectives on Immigration:.

13. Multiculturalism and Immigration: A Comparison of the United States, Germany, and Great Britain: Christian Joppke (European University Institute, Florence).

14. Immigration and Group Relations in France and America: David L. Horowitz (Duke University).

Part V: Political Debate on Immigration:.

15. Membership: Michael Walzer (Princeton University).

16. Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders: Joseph H. Carens (University of Toronto).

17. Immigrants and Family Values: Francis Fukuyama (George Mason, University).

18. Inclusion, Exclusion, and the American Civic Culture: Daniel J. Tichenor (Rutgers University). Epilogue. Where the Maps are Not Yet Finished: A Continuing American Journey: Jamie Godwin-White (Arizona State University).


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Author Information

David Jacobson was born in South Africa. He teaches in the Department of Sociology at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from Princeton University and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the London School of Economics. His other books include Right Across Borders (1996) and Old Nations, New World
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The Wiley Advantage

* Multidisciplinary social science perspective.
* Covers history, contemporary issues, the economy, and comparative studies on immigration to the US.
* Selections by the most important figures in this field.
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