This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume. Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the adaptation process for the second generation. This revised edition includes new chapters on theories of migration and on the history of U.S. - bound migration from the late nineteenth century to the present, offering an updated and expanded concluding chapter on immigration and public policy.
Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University and Research Professor at the University of Miami. Ruben G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and founding chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. They are the coauthors of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation and coeditors of Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America.
List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface to the Fourth Edition Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgments to the Third Edition Acknowledgments to the Second Edition Acknowledgments to the First Edition 1. The Three Phases of U.S.-Bound Immigration 2. Theoretical Overview 3. Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility 4. Making It in America: Education, Occupation, and Entrepreneurship 5. From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political Participation 6. Language: Diversity and Resilience 7. Growing Up American: The New Second Generation 8. Religion: The Enduring Presence 9. Conclusion: Immigration and Public Policy Notes References Index
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