In a New Land A Comparative View of Immigration

ISBN-10: 0814727468

ISBN-13: 9780814727461

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nancy Foner

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View the Table of Contents. Read the Introduction. 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title! "This book should be both a pleasure to read for both those who are immersed in the study of immigration and those less versed in the history and dynamics of these movements. For the latter, In a New Land will provide an excellent and thought provoking introduction. For the former . . . the book will stimulate thought about how to better understand this complex process." --Douglas Gurak, "Anthropology and Education Quarterly" [A] highly valuable contribution to the field. Both historians and sociologists studying immigration will want to read this book. --Deirdre M. Moloney, George Mason University "This important and timely book encompasses a great deal. . . . Foner's definition of race in the 21st century is invaluable." --"Choice," highly recommended Excellent reading for anyone interested in ethnicity, race, and immigration patterns and policies. --Bryan Thompson, "Journal of American History" Foner does social science a great service, revealing . . . how immigration functions in other contexts, past and present, and in so doing unveiling the peculiarities of the United States as an immigrant-receiving society. --Douglas Massey, "Contexts" Immensely readable and interesting. . . . Scholars and students of immigration will surely find this book to be interesting, instructive, and indispensable. Maritsa Poros, --"International Migration Review" " In A New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration" uses historical and modern research to provide new insights into todays immigrants and how they are affecting societies around the world. --The MidwestBook Review In a New Land is the exceptionally well-written and thoughtful work of one innovative comparativist. --Donna Gabaccia, "Journal of American Ethnic History" "The author of a classic comparison of New York's current immigration and that of a century ago, "From Ellis Island to JFK," Nancy Foner has now extended her use of comparative analysis both topically and geographically. Besides looking further and deeper into New York's immigrants 'then and now, ' she makes insightful comparisons 'across space' between the experiences of West Indians in contemporary New York and London and those of a range of recent newcomers in New York and some other American cities. She concludes with a discussion of the differences and similarities in how immigration has been conceived and remembered in the United States and Europe. The book is full of fresh information and new interpretations. Most remarkable is her command of the vast social scientific and historical literature that bears on her subject. In a New Land sets a new standard for interdisciplinary comparative studies." --George M. Fredrickson, author of "Black Liberation: A Comparative History of Black Ideologies in the United States and South Africa" "In a New Land is a luminous synthesis that, through astute comparisons, sheds a bright light on key questions about immigration. Foner has much to tell us about continuities and change over the course of a century, the contextual contingencies of race, and the uniqueness and universality of New York City. The book is utterly refreshing." --Richard Alba, author of "Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration" According to the 2000 census, more than 10% of U.S. residents were foreign born; together with their American-born children, this group constitutes one fifth of the nation's population. What does this mass immigration mean for America? Leading immigration studies scholar, Nancy Foner, answers this question in her study of comparative immigration. Drawing on the rich history of American immigrants and current statistical and ethnographic data, In a New Land compares todays new immigrants with the past influxes of Europeans to the United States and across cities and regions within the United States. Fo
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 327
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Migration in Comparative Perspective
Comparisons Across Time: Immigrants in New York's Two Great Waves
The Social Construction of Race in Two Immigrant Eras
Immigrants and African Americans
Transnationalism Old and New
Immigrant Women and Work, Then and Now
Comparisons Across Space: West Indians in New York and London
Being Black in London and New York: The Caribbean Experience
Place Matters: Comparative Perspectives on the West Indian Migrant Experience
Gendered Transitions: Jamaican Women in New York and London
Comparisons Across Space: Urban and National Perspectives
How Exceptional Is New York? Immigration in Contemporary Urban America
Immigration Past and Present: Some U.S.-Europe Comparisons
Notes
References
Index
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