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The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Ilaria Serra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The writer Giuseppe Prezzolini said that Italian immigrants left behind tears and sweat but not “words”, making their lives in America mostly in silence, their memories private and ... More


European Union: Immigration and the European Union

Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0029
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter examines migration within a “regional” context: the focus is on Europe, specifically immigration within the European Union (EU). After a consideration of the nature of immigration into ... More


Global Immigrants: Three Views on Diaspora

Dalia Abdelhady

in The Lebanese Diaspora: The Arab Immigrant Experience in Montreal, New York, and Paris

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707333
eISBN:
9780814705452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707333.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter presents the three cities used in highlighting global dynamics as well as specific national differences of integration contexts and policies in the Lebanese diaspora. These ... More


The Ethnic Mosaic: Immigrant Integration at the Metropolitan Scale

John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor

in Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702662
eISBN:
9781501703959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter briefly explores the geographic (and temporal) diversity in attitudes toward immigrants within American states and localities. While the federal government has the formal responsibility ... More


Remigrants and professional life

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028832
eISBN:
9789882207370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on another aspect of remigrant life: professional life. It observes that the immigrant experience has a profound influence over workplace behavior, relationships between ... More


Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy

Dolores Ines Casillas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770658
eISBN:
9780814760369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770658.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the 1990s, Spanish-language radio has dethroned ... More


“Always in Life, We Are Ripping”: Culture Work

Susan C. Pearce, Elizabeth J. Clifford, and Reena Tandon

in Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767382
eISBN:
9780814768266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767382.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents the cultural contributions of immigrant women, particularly in the realm of the arts. It analyzes interviews with visual artists, writers, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and ... More


The Black Angel: Ana Mendieta in Iowa City

Jane Blocker

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The literature on Cuban born artist Ana Mendieta commonly ignores her Midwest experience, imbricating her Latinidad with her homeland in Cuba and with her multiple trips to and production of ... More


Vodou in the Magic City: Serving the Spirits across the Sea

Terry Rey, Alex Stepick, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski

in Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777084
eISBN:
9781479802678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777084.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an ethnographic glimpse into Vodouist life and worldview in Miami, arguing that Vodou's traditional raison d'être in the Haitian homeland endures in the Magic City. However, ... More


How Vocation Integrates: The Virtue of Community

William M. Sullivan

in Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190499242
eISBN:
9780190499273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499242.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 presents three very different examples one of the PTEV’s key strengths: the ability to foster communities of learning around vocational themes. The largely first-generation students at Our ... More


“Rebellion Raged within Me” (memoir; 1948)

Lucy Robins Lang

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the immigrant experiences of Lucy Lang—who would later become an anarchist and advisor to the president of the American Federation of Labor—would eventually lead her toward the ... More


Songs and the Saint in Modern Media: Narasinha Mehta in Popular Culture

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

in Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199976416
eISBN:
9780199396467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976416.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers the circulation of the songs, narratives, and image of the saint-poet through modern media as forming inspirational popular culture. Briefly engaging with different views of ... More


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