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Reforming the Back Door: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 in Historical Perspective

Aristide R. Zolberg

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/9780195055108.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

After the abolition of slavery, this chapter observes, agricultural and industrial employers used a variety of “back-door” techniques to bypass restrictions on immigration and bring temporary Asian, ... More


Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

John Hultgren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In contemporary politics, nature is generally assumed to be a commitment of the political left and restrictionism a commitment of the right. The reality, however, is significantly more complicated: ... More


The Challenge of Ecocommunitarian Restrictionism

John Hultgren

in Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces a discourse of environmental restrictionism that is typically, and problematically, ignored by opponents: ecocommunitarianism. Ecocommunitarianism provides a forceful critique ... More


Tear Down Those Walls

John Hultgren

in Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion discusses how this book has suggested that “nature”—constructed as a source of intrinsic value—is today emerging as a prominent site of discursive struggle that is deployed by societal ... More


Conclusion

Samuel Martínez

in International Migration and Human Rights: The Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520258211
eISBN:
9780520942578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258211.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter focuses on three overarching points of concern to students and advocates of migrant rights. U.S. foreign policy has contradictory global effects on migrants. Rather than curbing ... More


We Have Always Been Restrictionists

John Hultgren

in Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It traces the historical trajectory of the relationship between nature and immigration restrictionism, asserting that commitments to nature and restrictionist politics are not mutually exclusive but ... More


Once Again, Strangers on Our Shores

Mary C. Waters

in The Fractious Nation?: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220430
eISBN:
9780520936911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220430.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter questions whether the new immigrants are really so different from the lionized immigrants of yore by giving a more sociological twist to the popular query. It explains that the current ... More


The Road to the Aliens Act: The Anarchists Become a Political and Diplomatic Stake

Constance Bantman

in The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318801
eISBN:
9781846317972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318801.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In spite of their limited numbers and altogether unthreatening character, the international anarchist groups in Britain came to play a significant role in the redefinition of the country's ... More


What Is the Issue of Gun Control About?

David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

in Debating Gun Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251253
eISBN:
9780190629465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251253.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does “gun control” mean? The author describes a class of legislation that lies at the heart of the debate between advocates and opponents of gun control. Some legislation aims to restrict the ... More


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