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“Are We a Nation?”

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1930s, the phrase “American Way” exploded into popular use. The proliferation of the term attested to Americans’ profound sense of anxiety about the proper parameters of U.S. political ... More


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


The Select Few: Municipal Accommodation and Elite Collaboration

Abigail Fisher Williamson

in Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572512
eISBN:
9780226572796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how municipal accommodation influences immigrant political incorporation. Will municipal accommodation enable immigrant participation, or will it dampen foreign-born ... More


Building the Apparatus of Immigration Control

Libby Garland

in After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122458
eISBN:
9780226122595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122595.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the social and political forces of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that produced the quotas. During this era of national anxiety over the inferiority of the ... More


Introduction

Abigail Fisher Williamson

in Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572512
eISBN:
9780226572796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the importance of understanding local government responses to immigrants amid increasing devolution of immigration enforcement coupled with immigrant dispersion to new ... 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


Municipal Accommodation: Generating Welcome or Backlash?

Abigail Fisher Williamson

in Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572512
eISBN:
9780226572796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates that municipal efforts to aid immigrants can result in resentment toward the foreign-born as well as the local officials who serve them because the public does not ... More


Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Abigail Fisher Williamson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572512
eISBN:
9780226572796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Even as Donald Trump’s election has galvanized anti-immigration politics, many local governments have welcomed immigrants, some even going so far as to declare their communities “sanctuary cities” ... More


Inside the Politics Machine

Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

in Integration in Ireland: The Everyday Lives of African Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086946
eISBN:
9781781704608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Taking the Irish local and European elections in 2009 as a point of entry, this chapter follows two Nigerian women as they navigate the vagaries of Irish local politics in Dundalk and Drogheda. This ... More


Municipal Responses across Four New Immigrant Destinations

Abigail Fisher Williamson

in Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572512
eISBN:
9780226572796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how local government responses to immigrants evolved over twenty-five years (1990-2015) in four new immigrant destinations: Lewiston, Maine; Wausau, Wisconsin; Elgin, Illinois; ... More


Conclusion: Global Predicaments and Cosmopolitan Quarrels

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/9780814707333.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter reflects on the importance of multiple attachments and identifications and examines the meaning of cosmopolitanism in the contemporary global world, stressing the utility of ... More


The Civil Rights Legacy, External Scrutiny, and Reining in Restrictive Response

Abigail Fisher Williamson

in Welcoming New Americans?: Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572512
eISBN:
9780226572796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572796.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates that when local government officials implement restrictive responses to immigrants they often face external scrutiny that leads them to scale back restriction out of concern ... More


Hollywood and the American Poles during the War

M. B. B. Biskupski

in Hollywood’s War with Poland 1939–1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125596
eISBN:
9780813135335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125596.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By World War II, Hollywood had a long history of ignoring the Polish population of the United States or presenting them negatively. This, in part, reflected the unenviable position the Poles occupied ... More


The Battle Begins: World War I and the End of Open Immigration from Europe

Maddalena Marinari

in Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652931
eISBN:
9781469652955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652931.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The first chapter examines Italian and Jewish immigrants’ efforts to oppose proposed restrictions on new immigrants from eastern and southern Europe from the passage of the 1882 Immigration Act to ... More


Strangers in the Land

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which examines the role of ethnocentrism in defining citizenship and restricting immigration, suggests that at least some of the opposition to immigration can be accounted for by ... More


The Movie Menace

Hilary A. Hallett

in "Go West, Young Women!": The Rise of Early Hollywood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274082
eISBN:
9780520953680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274082.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fourth chapter explainshow Hollywood came to stand in for the postwar panic over the cultural influence of new immigrants and the immorality of modern girls, driving the film censorship movement ... More


Introduction

Maddalena Marinari

in Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652931
eISBN:
9781469652955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652931.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction looks at the broader efforts of many Americans, animated by nativism and xenophobia, to cast so called “new immigrants” from Asia and Europe as undesirable. At the end of the ... More


A New China, a New Community

Fredy González

in Paisanos Chinos: Transpacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290198
eISBN:
9780520964488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290198.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter illustrates the profound changes that affected the Chinese Mexican community after Mexico established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Chinese Mexican political ... More


The New Wandering Rocks

Stephen Watt

in "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190227951
eISBN:
9780190227975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227951.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes its title from an episode in James Joyce’s Ulysses in which Leopold Bloom visits a tawdry book stand seeking salacious titles, most of which are concealed from view. Using this ... More


Violence and street culture

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter observes that it is hard to find a direct link between so-called ‘traditional honour cultures’ and violence. It notes that the development of criminal and deviant subcultures is often ... More


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