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Who Are the “We”? Identity and Mixed Unions

Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

in Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161075
eISBN:
9781400865901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161075.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter further explores the second generation by examining a subjective topic: feelings of belonging. At the bottom, the issue is the extent to which the children of immigrants feel truly at ... More


“Because I’m Neither Gringa nor Latina”: Conceptualizing Multiple Identities Within Transnational Social Fields

Débora Upegui-Hernández

in Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732074
eISBN:
9780199933457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores how Colombian and Dominican children of immigrants living in New York City negotiate multiple identities, selves, cultures, and histories within transnational social fields. ... More


Introduction: Catastrophic Migrations

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

in Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297128
eISBN:
9780520969629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297128.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

War and terror, demographic imbalances, unchecked climate change, and rampant criminality are the drivers of catastrophic migrations. In the first quarter of the twenty-first century, we witnessed ... More


Children of Immigrants in the United States: Barriers and Paths to Integration and Well-Being

Mary C. Waters

in Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297128
eISBN:
9780520969629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297128.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter reviews what is known about how the children of immigrants to the United States are integrating. Overall the second generation is integrating with natives, showing a great deal of ... More


A Compassionate Perspective on Immigrant Children and Youth

Carola Suárez-Orozco

in Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297128
eISBN:
9780520969629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297128.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The social context into which refugee, migrant, or unaccompanied children and youth settle has significant implications for shaping both their short-term adaptation for a variety of outcomes as well ... More


Transferring Faith

Phillip Connor

in Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479853908
eISBN:
9781479858279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853908.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines whether the patterns of faith and integration among first-generation immigrants are part of a broader pattern that carries through to their adult children. It considers whether ... More


Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262102
eISBN:
9780520947795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262102.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This examination of children of immigrants in New York and London asks, “Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? The author challenges ... More


Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Ruben Rumbaut

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230118
eISBN:
9780520927513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The new immigration to the United States is unprecedented in its diversity of color, class, and cultural origins. Over the past few decades, the racial and ethnic composition and stratification of ... More


Improvisation in high places? Setting the national framework for bussing

Olivier Esteves

in The 'desegregation' of English schools: Bussing, race and urban space, 1960s-80s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526124852
eISBN:
9781526144683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124852.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Devised by a Conservative government, dispersal was finally introduced by a Labour government, under Harold Wilson (1964–70). This chapter analyses the national, broad framework to the introduction ... More


Complicating the Story of Immigrant Integration

Vivian Louie

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter deconstructs the issue of immigration and immigrant parents' involvement in education. Based on a sociological study of second-generation Dominican and Colombian young adults and their ... More


Debating Immigration: Are We Addressing the Right Issues?

Mary C. Waters

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Debates about immigration in the news media and among politicians often focus on “problems” that social scientists can easily dismiss as misguided or lacking in factual basis. These public debates ... More


The Integration Imperative: Introduction

Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway

in The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines the ability of schools to integrate children of low-status immigrants. It presents the main results and conclusions from a four-year international study that looked into the impact ... More


Immigrant Parents’ Perceptions of the “Best Interests of the Child”

Qingwen Xu

in Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199934218
eISBN:
9780199356874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934218.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Professionals are mandated to follow the “best interests of the child” principle while working with children and their families. However, the meaning of the best interests of the child in the context ... More


Prewar Child Immigrants and Their Japanese Identity

Mieko Nishida

in Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867935
eISBN:
9780824876951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867935.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Pre-war child immigrants who arrived in Brazil in the 1920s and 1930s grew up as Japanese in the Brazilian countryside, where the Japanese formed various ethnic associations and built Japanese ... More


Moving Stories: Academic Trajectories of Newcomer Immigrant Students

Carola Suárez-Orozco

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter reviews some findings from one of the signature social science studies of children of immigrants in the United States. It argues that immigration to America presents both challenges and ... More


Canadian Opposition to Child Immigration

Roy Parker

in Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420145
eISBN:
9781447304142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420145.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the main centres of opposition to British child immigrants. Some of the most forthright and persistent opposition to child immigration came from the emergent Canadian ... More


Caring about Culture

Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim

in Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768976
eISBN:
9780814771983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores how adult children of Korean immigrants view their cultural identity and practice cultural traditions while also reclaiming and re-making their culture and interpreting it in ... More


Educating the Children of Immigrants in the United States

Dylan Conger and Rebecca Hinze-Pifer

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Nearly one-quarter of youth under that age of 18 in the United States live in immigrant families, and this group is among the fastest growing segments of the US child population. This chapter ... More


The Children of Immigrants at School: Conclusions and Recommendations

Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway

in The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings regarding the social and academic integration of children of low-status immigrants. It discusses the educational outcomes for native and ... More


Social Support and Family Life

Silvia Domínguez

in Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720776
eISBN:
9780814785072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720776.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores how self-propelling agency and social support shape immigrant trajectories and social mobility, including the negotiation of social support, the fluid nature of networks, and ... More


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