Remaking the American Mainstream
Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration
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Remaking the American Mainstream by Richard D. Alba
Book DescriptionIn this age of multicultural democracy, the idea of assimilation - that the social distance separating immigrants and their children from the mainstream of American society closes over time - seems outdated and, in some forms, even offensive. But as Richard Alba and Victor Nee show in the first systematic treatment of assimilation since the mid-1960s, it continues to shape the immigrant experience, even though the geography of immigration has shifted from Europe to Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018136
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard D. Alba
Immigration and Religion in America, Paperback (December 2008)
Presents salient patterns in American immigrants' religious lives, past and present
Germans or Foreigners?, Hardback (January 2004)
This volume examines contemporary attitudes towards ethnic minorities in Germany and finds that the fundamental question of whether immigrants and other minorities should be regarded as fellow citizens or ethnic outsiders remains relevant in the German context.
Ethnic Identity, Paperback (January 1992)» View all books by Richard D. Alba
A study of the changing role of ethnicity in the lives of Americans from a range of European backgrounds. Alba aims to show that while the ethnic origins of white Americans are less important in areas such as education, achievement and marriage, they remain salient in more subjective ways.
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Author Biography - Richard D. Alba
Richard Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Albany. Victor Nee is Goldwin Smith Professor of Sociology, Cornell University.
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