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Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Providing an interdisciplinary and global perspective on immigration to the United States, this book represents an important step forward in the development of immigration studies. The book aims to ... More


Gateways and Gates in American Immigration History

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how Asian Americans have featured most prominently in U.S. history in the Gold Rush period—as workers on the transcontinental railroad, and as the innocent victims of ... More


Metaphors of Self in History: Subjectivity, Oral Narrative, and Immigration Studies

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores subjective documents and their relationship to immigration and ethnic studies, fields that historically have found these sources both appealing and problematic. By “subjective ... More


New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The New Immigrant Whiteness examines representations of post-1980s migration from the former USSR to the United States as responses to the global extension of neoliberalism and as contributions to ... More


Introduction: Presumed White: Race, Neoliberalism, and Modes of Migration in the Post-Soviet Diaspora

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The Introduction lays out the book’s focus on representations of migration from the former USSR to the United States—in TV shows, memoirs, fiction, and interviews—as responses to the global extension ... More


Highly Skilled and Marriage Migrants in Arizona

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter discusses the results of my interviews with post-USSR immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona, which place male-dominated highly skilled and female-dominated marriage migration in the context of ... More


Abrazando el Espíritu

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520282667
eISBN:
9780520958654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282667.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Embracing the Spirit/Abrazando El Espíritu is an interdisciplinary investigation of the underestimated emotional, physical, and financial exploitation framing the U.S. and Mexican governments’ ... More


Borders, Laborers, and Racialized Medicalization: Mexican Immigration and U.S. Public Health Practices in the Twentieth Century

Natalia Molina

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Natalia Molina This chapter provides insight into how public health and immigration policies intersected and informed one another when it came to Mexican immigration through an examination of key ... More


The Post-Soviet Diaspora on Transnational Reality TV

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Lifetime’s short-lived Russian Dolls and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, a widely watched US reality TV show. Both shows exemplify the emergence of narratives that associate the ... More


Conclusion: Immigrant Whiteness Today

Claudia Sadowski-Smith

in New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479847730
eISBN:
9781479805396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The Conclusion explores how whiteness continues to function as a privileged racial identity that provides exemption from racial profiling and that is regularly mobilized in the service of white ... More


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