Transforming Politics, Transforming America The Political and Civic Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States

ISBN-10: 0813925541
ISBN-13: 9780813925547
Edition: 2008
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University Press of Virginia
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

""Transforming Politics, Transforming America" is very much on target in terms of its focus on immigrant political incorporation. The editors are among the very top young political scientists in the country working on immigration issues, and the volume's outstanding contributors have produced high-quality, important, and readable chapters. In result, this book is extremely timely and worthwhile." -- Frank D. Bean, University of California, Irvine, former Director of the Center for US/Mexico Border and Migration Research at the University of Texas, Austin Over the past four decades, the foreign-born population in the United States has nearly tripled, from about 10 million in 1965 to more than 30 million today. This wave of new Americans comes in disproportionately large numbers from Latin America and Asia, a pattern that is likely to continue in this century. Focusing on the period from 1965 to the year 2020, the contributors tackle the fundamental yet relatively neglected questions, What is the meaning of citizenship, and what is its political relevance? How are immigrants changing our notions of racial and ethnic categorization? How is immigration transforming our understanding of mobilization, participation, and political assimilation? This volume presents a provocative, evidence-based examination of the consequences that these demographic changes might have for the contemporary politics of the United States, as well as for the concerns, categories, and conceptual frameworks we use to study race relations and ethnic politics. Taeku Lee is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of "Mobilizing Public Opinion: BlackInsurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era. S. Karthick Ramakrishnan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University" of California, Riverside, and the author of "Democracy in Immigrant America: Changing Demographics and Political Participation." Ricardo Ramrez is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California.Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Fundamentals of Measurement
Immigrants and the Changing Categories of Race
Mobilizing Group Consciousness: When Does Ethnicity Have Political Consequences?
Citizenship: Here and Abroad
Rethinking Citizenship: Noncitizen Voting and Immigrant Political Engagement in the United States
Jus Meritum: Citizenship for Service
The Impact of Dual Nationality on Political Participation
Transnational Politics and Civic Engagement: Do Home-Country Political Ties Limit Latino Immigrant Pursuit of U.S. Civic Engagement and Citizenship?
After Citizenship: Party Identification and Mobilization
Out of Line: Immigration and Party Identification among Latinos and Asian Americans
Nonpartisan Latino and Asian American Contactability and Voter Mobilization
Portents for the Future
Politics among Young Adults in New York: The Immigrant Second Generation
Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est la Meme Chose?: An Examination of the Racial Attitudes of New Immigrants in the United States
The Political Assimilation of the Fourth Wave
But Do They Bowl?: Race, Immigrant Incorporation, and Civic Voluntarism in the United States
Conclusions
References
Notes on Contributors
Index

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