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by PORTES

  • ISBN: 0520068947
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: PORTES
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (July 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 323
  • ePub book: 1688 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1858 kb
  • Other: lrf azw lit doc
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 576

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In Immigrant America, Portes and Rumbaut tell us not only how America has become a mosaic of peoples and nationalities, but . This book is essential for those who seek the facts upon which intelligent discussion of the immigrant problem must be based.

In Immigrant America, Portes and Rumbaut tell us not only how America has become a mosaic of peoples and nationalities, but what the prospects for the future are as well. They have pulled together, in a readable fashion, a vast wealth of information and knowledge on the phenomena of immigration to the United States that is understandable to the layperson and provocative to the scholar. -Jerry M. Tinker, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs. -Charles Peters, Washington Monthly.

Immigrant America: A Portrait.

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Immigrant America A Portrait, Updated, and Expanded. Unraveling these and other riddles of the peculiar relationship between immigration and the development of American society and economy is the goal of this book. by Alejandro Portes (Author), Rubén G. Rumbaut (Author). The Great European Wave, 1880-1930.

bound migration from the late nineteenth century to the present, offering an updated and expanded concluding chapter on immigration and public policy.

Immigrant America book. I love Portes' work in general, and this book he wrote with Rumbaut presents a thorough look at immigrant groups in the US, including reasons they immigrate, and their experiences in the US.

The United States of the late twentieth century is a new nation of immigrants. Not since the peak years of immigration before World War I have so many newcomers made their way to America: During the 1980s about six million immigrants and refugees were legally admitted, and a sizable but uncertain number of others entered without legal status. This definitive new book offers a broad portrait of the multicultural people who comprise the latest wave of immigrants to the United States.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Immigrant America: A Portrait. Immigrant America: A Portrait. By Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut. Recognized for its superb portrayal of immigration and immigrant lives in the United States, this book probes the dynamics of immigrant politics, examining questions of identity and loyalty among newcomers, and explores the psychological consequences of varying modes of migration and acculturation.

Immigrant America : a portrait. by. Portes, Alejandro, 1944-; Rumbaut, Rubén G. Publication date. Includes bibliographical references (p. -289) and index. A centennial book"-3rd prelim.

Comments

Tane Tane
Thanks!
Tolrajas Tolrajas
Excellent book
Ginaun Ginaun
great
DABY DABY
This book start off boring but as you read it became easier to understand. Only read the first 50 pages
Eyalanev Eyalanev
I'm not for sure about this book. I got it for my daughter for her college classes that she sent me a list of books she needs for the up coming semester in the Summer for her Winter classes. I'm guessing she likes it. She getting good grades in the class and hasn't said anything to me about any problems with the book.
I'm a Russian Occupant I'm a Russian Occupant
for, as a quote attributed to Oscar Handlin in the book goes, 'to write the history of immigrants in America is to write American history'!

This book can be read in two ways: the first, fast and superficially, by keeping note of all the section headings and skimming the text, and the second, slowly and pain-stakingly. Most people would just want to do it the first way, which is more than enough to get the general, overall synthesis presented in the book, and also to get an idea of how the media stereotypes and distortions, and public perception of this field, are false, and falsified. The second way is more appropriate for somebody really interested in the field for whatever reason. To read it this way and in detail required a personal intimacy with the subject, otherwise the text is just words without any emotion, and hence meaningless and irrelevant. It helps to have lived around the United States, and especially in one of the places with a high immigrant concentration like LA or NYC. Of course, it helps to be an immigrant yourself.

The book is very complex, because the subject is very, very complex, even as the authors have, to quote Einstein, 'made it as simple as possible, but no simpler'. No reader's personal experience can equate the depth of the field, so empathy is a key ingredient in getting through this book. Being a very volatile topic, the authors have taken the effort to back their statements up. That means that there are plenty of facts, and tables, graphs and figures based on those facts, and therefore the book is not an easy read. One has to stop and consider the charts and figures before continuing to proceed. The text seems simple, but like any sociological study, it is based on real people, and hence each sentence could be a synopsis of a whole experience or worldly observation. Overall, completing the book is a labor of love, or persistence or tenacity! That explains why there are only two reviewers of this book, even though it is apparently assigned in classes, and is considered a classic in the field. I can imagine professors assigning this book with sadistic relish.

Not a synopsis which other reviewers have provided, but here are some interesting nuggets from the book:
1. It is known the social class explains many social observations, but to explain the situation of immigrants, add the way they are received at the destination.
2. The five most concentrated ethnic groups are Mexicans, Portuguese, Japanese, Filipinos and Norwegians.
3. German-Americans were the only ethnic group that had to choose between America and their country of origin in a war (which explains the high concentration of German-Americans in the military.)
4. Ever heard of the 'Epidemiological Paradox'. Immigrants have a lower infant mortality and their children are healthier. For example, poor Mexican immigrants have a lower infant mortality and healthier children than native Whites.

Migration happens differently in different epochs, and thereby, a book of immigration, unlike a book on geometry, will not stand forever. But to abstract out the main factors underlying the phenomenon, so that it can be applied in different places, and different times, is really an achievement!
Aurizar Aurizar
If you want to know more about the United States and the real stories about the people who build it and live there, this is the book for you. This isn't about the people who came over on the boats in black & white times; it's about the people who are coming here now. It discusses how the land we live in is being sculpted by the immigrants who arrive every day. I think people forget how incredibly diverse the United States is. And people most certainly forget about the challenges and triumphs of the people who come to the U.S. from other lands, and why they came in the first place. The authors clearly describe the stories of the people who make America 'America'.