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Author Portes, Alejandro, 1944- author.

Title Immigrant America : a portrait / Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut.

Published Oakland, California ; London : University of California Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  304.873 PORT    AVAILABLE
Edition Fourth edition, revised, updated, and expanded.
Physical description xli, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-473) and index.
Contents The three phases of U.S.-bound immigration -- Theoretical overview -- Moving : patterns of immigrant settlement and spatial mobility -- Making it in America : education, occupation, and entrepreneurship -- From immigrants to ethnics : identity, citizenship, and political participation -- Language : diversity and resilience -- Growing up American : the new second generation -- Religion : the enduring presence -- Conclusion : immigration and public policy.
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher.
Other author Rumbaut, Rubén G., author.
Subject Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Americanization -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
ISBN 9780520274020 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520274024 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780520959156 (ebook)
0520959159 (ebook)