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The Immigration Reader: America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective



The Immigration Reader: America in a Multidisciplinary Perspective

David Jacobson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20776-4 February 1998 Wiley-Blackwell 464 Pages


A superb collection of readings by the most important scholars in the social sciences working on immigration studies.
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).


* 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.