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Immigrant America : a portrait

Author: Alejandro Portes; Rubén G Rumbaut
Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, California : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth edition, revised, updated, and expandedView all editions and formats
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"This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume. Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro Portes; Rubén G Rumbaut
ISBN: 9780520274020 0520274024 0520242831 9780520242838 0520250419 9780520250413
OCLC Number: 880521065
Description: 495 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The three phases of U.S.-bound immigration --
Theoretical overview --
Moving : patterns of immigrant settlement and spatial mobility --
Making it in America: education, occupation, and entrepreneurship --
From immigrants to ethnics : identity, citizenship, and political participation --
Language : diversity and resilience --
Growing up American : the new second generation --
Religion : the enduring presence --
Conclusion : Immigration and public policy.
Responsibility: Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut.

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