A Sociology Of Immigration: (re)making Multifaceted America by E. MorawskaA Sociology Of Immigration: (re)making Multifaceted America by E. Morawska

A Sociology Of Immigration: (re)making Multifaceted America

byE. Morawska

Paperback | August 27, 2009

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This book proposes a new encompassing theoretical framework for the study of immigration. Ewa Morawska provides a systematic comparative examination of the experience of turn-of-the-twentieth-century and present-day immigrants, and of eight contemporary immigrant groups in the United States. Within this interpretative framework, Morawska examines four major issues informing current sociological studies of immigration: mechanisms and effects of international migration, processes of immigrants' assimilation and transnational engagements, and the adaptation patterns of the second generation.
This study focuses on the interactive framework in which immigrants, responding to circumstances not of their choosing, nonetheless make history. Though the book is shaped by an underlying theoretical framework, the key theoretical issues are explored through a comparison of eight different groups, providing rich, empirical, grounded material. As the groups range widely in origins and immigrant experiences, they shed light on one of the salient aspects of the contemporary immigrant phenomenon, namely its diversity. The concluding chapter offers a thoughtful review of the main agendas of immigration research in different regions of the world followed by the author's suggestions regarding better-informed cross-national/regional studies in this field.
EWA MORAWSKA is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. Her scholarly research focuses on comparative-historical sociology of international migration, ethnicity, and citizenship (past and present, North America and Europe). Recent publications include [Im]migration and Ethnic Research Agendas in Europe and the United St...
Title:A Sociology Of Immigration: (re)making Multifaceted AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:August 27, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230321763

ISBN - 13:9780230321762

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Table of Contents

The Experience of Old and New Immigrants: A Comparison
Mechanisms and Effects of International Migration
Residential Settlement, Economic Incorporation, and Civic Reception of Immigrants
Immigrants' Socio-Cultural and Civic-Political Assimilation: Different Groups, Different Contexts, and Different Trajectories
Looking Beyond the Host Country: Immigrants' Transnational Engagements
Immigrants' American-Born Children: Their Modes of Assimilation and Transnational Engagements
In Lieu of Conclusion: Some Lessons from the Analysis of American Immigrants' Experience, Research Agendas of (Im)Migration Studies Elsewhere in the World, and What We Can Learn from Each Other

Editorial Reviews

"This is a deeply informed, insightful, interesting book, one that moves seamlessly between past and present, bringing great scholarship to bear, but somehow always wearing that scholarship lightly. Presenting a distinctive theoretical approach, grounded in concrete, empirical studies, Morawska's Sociology of Immigration is an essential work, and one that is highly recommended."--Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA"Every book by Ewa Morawska is an event, and so is this one. Like no other book that I know it gives a sense for the complexity and context-dependence, from local to national to global, of the American immigration experience."--Christian Joppke, The American University of Paris, France"Morawska is to immigration and sociology what Antony Beevor is to history."--David Marx, Book Review