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Description - Writing Immigration by Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco

Bringing nuance, complexity, and clarity to a subject often seen in black and white, "Writing Immigration" presents a unique interplay of leading scholars and journalists working on the contentious topic of immigration. In a series of powerful essays, the contributors reflect on how they struggle to write about one of the defining issues of our time - one that is at once local and global, familiar and uncanny, concrete and abstract. Highlighting and framing central questions surrounding immigration, their essays explore topics including illegal immigration, state and federal mechanisms for immigration regulation, enduring myths and fallacies regarding immigration, immigration and the economy, immigration and education, the adaptations of the second generation, and more. Together, these writings give a clear sense of the ways in which scholars and journalists enter, shape, and sometimes transform this essential yet unfinished national conversation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520267183
ISBN-10: 0520267184
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, The Ross University Professor at New York University, is the author and editor of many books including Latinos: Remaking America (UC Press), co-edited by Mariela Paez. Vivian Louie is Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University and the author of Compelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity Among Chinese Americans. Roberto Suro is Professor of Journalism and Public Policy at the University of Southern California and the author of Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America, among other books.