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Legacies : the story of the immigrant second generation

Author: Alejandro Portes; Rubén G Rumbaut
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2001.
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"One out of five Americans, more than 55 million people, are first- or second-generation immigrants. This study, the most comprehensive to date, probes the lives of the new immigrant second generation, exploring its immense potential to transform American society for better or worse. Whether this new generation reinvigorates the nation or deepens its social problems depends on the social and economic trajectories of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro Portes; Rubén G Rumbaut
ISBN: 0520228472 9780520228474 0520228480 9780520228481
OCLC Number: 44720574
Description: xxiv, 406 pages, [23] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Twelve stories --
ch. 2. The new Americans : an overview --
3. Not everyone is chosen : segmented assimilation and its determinants --
4. Making it in America --
5. In their own eyes : immigrant outlooks on America --
6. Lost in translation : language and the new second generation --
7. Defining the situation : the ethnic identities of children of immigrants --
8. The crucible within : family, schools, and the psychology of the second generation --
9. School achievement and failure --
10. Conclusion : mainstream ideologies and the long-term prospects of immigrant communities.
Responsibility: Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut.
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