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The Resource Strangers no more : immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

Strangers no more : immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

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Strangers no more : immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe
Title
Strangers no more
Title remainder
immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe
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Richard Alba and Nancy Foner
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Immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe
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eng
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Strangers No More is the first book to compare immigrant integration across key Western countries. Focusing on low-status newcomers and their children, it examines how they are making their way in four critical European countries France, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands and, across the Atlantic, in the United States and Canada. This systematic, data-rich comparison reveals their progress and the barriers they face in an array of institutions from labor markets and neighborhoods to educational and political systems and considers the controversial questions of religion, race, identity, and intermarriage. Richard Alba and Nancy Foner shed new light on questions at the heart of concerns about immigration. They analyze why immigrant religion is a more significant divide in Western Europe than in the United States, where race is a more severe obstacle. They look at why, despite fears in Europe about the rise of immigrant ghettoes, residential segregation is much less of a problem for immigrant minorities there than in the United States. They explore why everywhere, growing economic inequality and the proliferation of precarious, low-wage jobs pose dilemmas for the second generation. They also evaluate perspectives often proposed to explain the success of immigrant integration in certain countries, including nationally specific models, the political economy, and the histories of Canada and the United States as settler societies. Strangers No More delves into issues of pivotal importance for the present and future of Western societies, where immigrants and their children form ever-larger shares of the population.--
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Alba, Richard D
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1945-
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Foner, Nancy
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  • Social integration
  • Social integration
  • Children of immigrants
  • United States
  • Europe, Western
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Strangers no more : immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Nancy Foner
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-313) and index
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Contents
Preface vii 1 Strangers No More: The Challenges of Integration 1 2 Who Are the Immigrants? The Genesis of the New Diversity 19 3 Economic Well-being 47 4 Living Situations: How Segregated? How Unequal? 68 5 The Problems and Paradoxes of Race 98 6 Immigrant Religion 118 7 Entering the Precincts of Power 143 8 Educating the Second Generation 169 9 Who Are the "We"? Identity and Mixed Unions 197 10 Conclusion: The Changing Face of the West 221 Notes 247 References 267 Index 315
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FIEb1769937x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780691161075
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)894625313
Label
Strangers no more : immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Nancy Foner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface vii 1 Strangers No More: The Challenges of Integration 1 2 Who Are the Immigrants? The Genesis of the New Diversity 19 3 Economic Well-being 47 4 Living Situations: How Segregated? How Unequal? 68 5 The Problems and Paradoxes of Race 98 6 Immigrant Religion 118 7 Entering the Precincts of Power 143 8 Educating the Second Generation 169 9 Who Are the "We"? Identity and Mixed Unions 197 10 Conclusion: The Changing Face of the West 221 Notes 247 References 267 Index 315
Control code
FIEb1769937x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780691161075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894625313

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