Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America by Nancy FonerAcross Generations: Immigrant Families in America by Nancy Foner

Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America

EditorNancy Foner

Paperback | May 1, 2009

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Immigrants and their American-born children represent about one quarter of the United States population. Drawing on rich, in-depth ethnographic research, the fascinating case studies in Across Generations examine the intricacies of relations between the generations in a broad range of immigrant groups—from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa—and give a sense of what everyday life is like in immigrant families.

Moving beyond the cliché of the children of immigrants engaging in pitched battles against tradition-bound parents from the old country, these vivid essays offer a nuanced view that brings out the ties that bind the generations as well as the tensions that divide them. Tackling key issues like parental discipline, marriage choices, educational and occupational expectations, legal status, and transnational family ties, Across Generations brings crucial insights to our understanding of the United States as a nation of immigrants.

Contributors: Leisy Abrego, JoAnn D'Alisera, Joanna Dreby, Yen Le Espiritu, Greta Gilbertson, Nazli Kibria, Cecilia Menjívar, Jennifer E. Sykes, Mary C. Waters, and Min Zhou.

Title:Across Generations: Immigrant Families in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814727719

ISBN - 13:9780814727713

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Across Generations is effective . . . in providing a new depth and dimension to immigrants. With a rare glimpse into immigrant family life, Across Generations captures the voices of people who are straddling two worlds and two generations.”
-The Indypendent

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