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Keeping the Immigrant Bargain The Costs and Rewards of Success in America

ISBN-10: 0871545640
ISBN-13: 9780871545640
Edition: 2012
Authors: Vivian S. Louie
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 6/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Most nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European immigrants arrived in the United States with barely more than the clothes on their backs. They performed menial jobs, spoke little English, and often faced a hostile reception. But two or more generations later, the overwhelming majority of their descendants had successfully integrated into American society. Today s immigrants face many of the same challenges, but some experts worry that their integration, especially among Latinos, will not be as successful as their European counterparts. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the journey of Dominican and Colombian newcomers whose children have achieved academic success one generation after the arrival of their parents. Sociologist Vivian Louie provides a much-needed comparison of how both parents and children understand the immigrant journey toward education, mobility, and assimilation. Based on Louie s own survey and interview study, Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the lives of thirtyseven foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their seventy-six young adult offspring the majority of whom were enrolled in or had graduated from college. The book shows how they are adapting to American schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and culture. Louie discovers that before coming to the United States, some of these parents had already achieved higher levels of education than the average foreign-born Dominican or Colombian, and after arrival many owned their own homes. Significantly, most parents in each group expressed optimism about their potential to succeed in the United States, while also expressing pessimism about whether they would ever be accepted as Americans. In contrast to the social exclusion experienced by their parents, most of the young adults had assimilated linguistically and believed themselves to be full participants in American society. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain shows that the offspring of these largely working-class immigrants had several factors in common that aided their mobility. Their parents were highly engaged in their lives and educational progress, although not always in ways expected by schools or their children, and the children possessed a strong degree of self-motivation. Equally important was the availability of key institutional networks of support, including teachers, peers, afterschool and other enrichment programs, and informal mentors outside of the classroom. These institutional networks gave the children the guidance they needed to succeed in school, offering information the parents often did not know themselves. While not all immigrants achieve such rapid success, this engrossing study shows how powerful the combination of self-motivation, engaged families, and strong institutional support can be. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain makes the case that institutional relationships such as teachers and principals who are trained to accommodate cultural difference and community organizations that help parents and children learn how to navigate the system can bear significantly on immigrant educational success."

Marcelo M. Suaacute;rez-Orozco, The Ross University Professor at New York University, is the author and editor of many books includingLatinos: Remaking America(UC Press), co-edited by Mariela Paacute;ez. Vivian Louie is Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University and the author ofCompelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity Among Chinese Americans.Roberto Suro is Professor of Journalism in the Annenberg School of Communication and the author ofStrangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America,among other books.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
In Two Worlds: The Immigrant American Dream
Being an Immigrant: Alone in America
Children on Their Own in School
Beyond the Family: Constellations of Support
How the Bargain Was Won: Higher Education and Mobility
Assimilation Processes: Who We Are
Conclusion: Institutions and Individual Agency
Appendix: Methodological Notes
Notes
References
Index

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