In 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distance separating immigrants and their children from the mainstream of American society closes over time - seems outdated and, in some forms, even offensive.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.
Buy Remaking the American Mainstream book by Richard D. Alba from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication:
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.