In a New Land
A Comparative View of Immigration
By (author) Nancy Foner
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In a New Land by Nancy Foner
Book Description2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title! 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 today's new immigrants with the past influxes of Europeans to the United States and across cities and regions within the United States. Foner looks at immigration across nation-states, and over different periods of time, offering a comprehensive assessment and analysis. This original approach to the study of recent U.S. immigration focuses on race and ethnicity, gender, and transnational connections. Centering her analysis on the groups that have come through and significantly shaped New York City, Foner compares today's Latin American, Asian, and Caribbean newcomers with eastern and southern European immigrants a century ago and with immigrants in other major U.S. cities. Looking beyond the United States, Foner compares West Indian immigrants in New York with those in London. And, more generally, the book views the process of immigrants' integration in New York against other recent immigrant destinations in Europe. Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary research, and written in a clear and lively style, In a New Land provides fresh insights into the dynamics of immigration today and the implications for where we are headed in the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814727461
(5830mm x 3895mm x 22mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy Foner
New York and Amsterdam, Paperback (January 2014)
Investigating how the particular, and changing, urban contexts of New York City and Amsterdam have shaped immigrant and second generation experiences.
One Out of Three, Paperback (July 2013)
Revised edition of: New immigrants in New York. New York: Columbia University Press, c2001.
Across Generations, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Nancy Foner
Includes case studies that examine the intricacies of relations between the generations in a broad range of immigrant groups - from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa - and gives a sense of what everyday life is like in immigrant families.
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Author Biography - Nancy Foner
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books, including In a New Land (NYU Press). She is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Career Award given by the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.
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