Social Science

Pride Against Prejudice

Haitians in the United States

Author: Alex Stepick,Dale Frederick Swartz

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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A massive wave of immigration is currently sweeping across the US How do new immigrants, specifically Haitians, assimilate?This book describes the struggle of Haitains in the US, the strain between pride in their Haitian roots and prejudice against Haitians, and its causes and consequences for approximately 500,000 Haitians in the US. The book examines the problems of prejudice , economics and immigration Haitians confront, along with their pride and resources of family, community and culture.Sociologists and anthropologists. Part of the New Immigrants Series.
Political Science

Illegal, Alien, Or Immigrant

The Politics of Immigration Reform

Author: Lina Newton

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758436

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 2524

While the United States cherishes its identity as a nation of immigrants, the country’s immigration policies are historically characterized by cycles of openness and xenophobia. Outbursts of anti-immigrant sentiment among political leaders and in the broader public are fueled by a debate over who is worthy of being considered for full incorporation into the nation, and who is incapable of assimilating and taking on the characteristics and responsibilities associated with being an American. In Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant, Lina Newton carefully dissects the political debates over contemporary immigration reform. Beginning with a close look at the disputes of the 1980s and 1990s, she reveals how a shift in legislator’s portrayals of illegal immigrants—from positive to overwhelmingly negative—facilitated the introduction and passing of controversial reforms. Newton’s analysis reveals how rival descriptions of immigrant groups and the flattering or disparaging myths that surround them define, shape, and can ultimately determine fights over immigration policy. Her pathbreaking findings will shed new light on the current political battles, their likely outcomes, and where to go from here.

Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education

Author: Steven Tozer,Bernardo P. Gallegos,Annette Henry,Mary Bushnell Greiner,Paula Groves Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113528380X

Category: Education

Page: 736

View: 2040

Parts one and two of this volume present the theoretical lenses used to study the social contexts of education. These include long-established foundations disciplines such as sociology of education and philosophy of education as well as newer theoretical perspectives such as critical race theory, feminist educational theory, and cultural studies in education. Parts three, four, and five demonstrate how these theoretical lenses are used to examine such phenomena as globalization, media, popular culture, technology, youth culture, and schooling. This groundbreaking volume helps readers understand the history, evolution, and significance of this wide-ranging, often misunderstood, and increasingly important field of study. This book is appropriate as a reference volume not only for scholars in the social foundations of education but also for scholars interested in the cultural contexts of teaching and learning (formal and informal). It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate-level courses in Social Foundations of Education, School and Society, Educational Policy Studies, Cultural Studies in Education, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Multiculturalism in the United States

A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity

Author: John D. Buenker,Lorman Ratner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324048

Category: History

Page: 435

View: 9178

Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the years since the 1992 publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated the first edition of "Multiculturalism in the United States" to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration showing how American culture affects immigrants and is affected by them. Common topics that helped determine the degree and pace of acculturation for each ethnic group are addressed in each of the 17 essays, providing the reader with a comparative reference tool. Seven new ethnic groups are included: Arabs, Haitians, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, Asian Indians, and Dominicans. New essays on the Irish, Chinese, and Mexicans are provided as are revised and updated essays on the remaining groups from the first edition. The contribution to American culture by people of these diverse origins reflects differences in class, occupation, and religion. The authors explain the tensions and conflicts between American culture and the traditions of newly arrived immigrants. Changes over time that both of the cultures brought to America and of the culture that received them is also discussed. Essays on representative ethnic groups include African-Americans, American Indians, Arabs, Asian Indians, Chinese, Dominicans, Filipinos, Germans, Haitians, Irish, Italians, Jews, Koreans, Mexicans, Poles, Scandinavians, and the Vietnamese.
Dominican Republic

Needed But Unwanted

Haitian Immigrants and Their Descendants in the Dominican Republic

Author: N.A

Publisher: CIIR

ISBN: 9781852873035

Category: Dominican Republic

Page: 96

View: 4717

Language Arts & Disciplines

Haitian Immigrants in Black America

A Sociological and Sociolinguistic Portrait

Author: Flore Zéphir

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 7582

A rich and deep account of the dynamics and nature of identity formation for this Black immigrant community.

The New African Diaspora

Author: Isidore Okpewho,Nkiru Nzegwu

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003369

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 5161

The New York Times reports that since 1990 more Africans have voluntarily relocated to the United States and Canada than had been forcibly brought here before the slave trade ended in 1807. The key reason for these migrations has been the collapse of social, political, economic, and educational structures in their home countries, which has driven Africans to seek security and self-realization in the West. This lively and timely collection of essays takes a look at the new immigrant experience. It traces the immigrants' progress from expatriation to arrival and covers the successes as well as problems they have encountered as they establish their lives in a new country. The contributors, most immigrants themselves, use their firsthand experiences to add clarity, honesty, and sensitivity to their discussions of the new African diaspora.
Social Science

Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas

Breaching the Border, Bridging the Distance

Author: Rachel H. Adler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317342372

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 2278

Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders. It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives. It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one of the most crucial issues facing the U.S. today.

Nuestra América in America

Immigrants Struggling for Power in the Shadow of the State

Author: Gaston Alonso

Publisher: N.A



Page: 536

View: 2567


Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 4736

Social Science

In Motion

The African-American Migration Experience

Author: Schomburg Center for Research,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Publisher: National Geographic


Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 7138

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Jubliee traces the footsteps of four major African-American migrations and examines how those migrations helped shape, define, and transform the African-American experience and America itself, and how they will continue to affect the future.

Haiti Noir (Akashic Noir).

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070650

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 8635

A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.
Social Science

The Case Against Immigration

The Moral, Economic, Social, and Environmental Reasons for Reducing U.S. Immigration Back to Traditional Levels

Author: Roy Howard Beck

Publisher: Roy Beck

ISBN: 0393039153

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 760

Argues current immigration levels hurt individuals to communities
Social Science

Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship

The New Chinese Immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Bernard P. Wong

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Social Science

Page: 120

View: 2743

A massive wave of immigration is currently sweeping across the US How do new immigrants assimilate, specifically the Chinese in San Francisco? KEY TOPICS: Taking an "actor-oriented" approach which portrays the new Chinese immigrants as problem-solvers and decision makers who shape their own destinies, this book focuses on how the new Chinese immigrants use their ethnic and personal resources to make economic adaptations in the US. Sociologists and anthropologists. Part of the New Immigrants Series.

Im W/Cd Cult Anthropology

Author: Haviland,Prins,Walrath

Publisher: Thomson

ISBN: 9780534624910


Page: N.A

View: 9565

Economic history

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

View: 9886

Social Science

A Nation of Immigrants

Author: John F. Kennedy

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062892843

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 3902

This significant contribution to the debate on immigration reform was President John F. Kennedy’s final book and is as timely now as it was when it was first published—now reissued for its 60th anniversary, with a new introduction and foreword. “In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history.... It can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on.” — Robert F. Kennedy Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This 60th anniversary edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—with a new introduction, a new foreword by Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, and updated information on immigration policy reform—offers the late president's inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation's prominence and success is as timely as ever.