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Immigrants and the cultural politics of place

Kevin Keogan

Immigrants and the cultural politics of place

a comparative study of New York and Los Angeles

by Kevin Keogan

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Published by LFB Scholarly Pub. in El Paso .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York,
  • Immigrants -- California -- Los Angeles,
  • Ethnicity,
  • Americanization,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration,
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Emigration and immigration

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKevin Keogan.
    SeriesThe new Americans: recent immigration and American society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJV7048 .K46 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23832269M
    ISBN 109781593322328
    LC Control Number2009035994
    OCLC/WorldCa435423379

    Hispanic Spaces, Latino Places explores the regional cultural geography of Americans of Hispanic/Latino ancestry as defined by the U.S. Census. In its broadest scope, the book is a scholarly assessment of ethnic-group diversity examined across geographic scales from nation to region to place.


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Immigrants and the Cultural Politics of Place: A Comparative Study of New York and Los Angeles Kevin Keogan January ISBN / Hardcover. Exploring immigrants' interactions with house spaces, property rights, environmental conservation, landscape, historical knowledge of place, ideas of 'local community' and place-specific 'traditions', this volume shows how, in a fluid world of movement, locality remains a deeply contested and symbolically rich place to situate identity and to.

Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Keogan, Kevin. Immigrants and the Cultural Politics of Place: A Comparative Study of New York and Los Angeles. El Paso: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, © Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Keogan.

She is author of Immigration and American Popular Culture (with Jeffrey Melnick, NYU Press) and Jewish Gangsters of Modern Literature, and co-editor of American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century and Radicalism in the South since Reconstruction. Jeffrey Melnick is Associate Professor of American Studies Cited by: 4.

This book covers the history of European immigration from the founding of the nation until Political issues covered include: the concept of the American dream, opportunity and open doors for the less fortunate and ambitious, xenophobia and political backlash against each wave of immigration, and the reasons why immigration is an asset to /5.

David Harvey, who like Massey and Amin understands place through the lens of political economy, writes in Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (pp) that place in all its guises is a social construct that involves the constant fixing of capital, partly through local growth and partly by creating new networks between different places.

Immigrants can also have an impact on other aspects of the host country’s economy (for example, through fiscal effects, consumption, and contributions to scientific innovation), as well as on its culture, social norms, and sense of security.

In addition, immigration can affect political outcomes. At a naturalization ceremony in Washington, D.C., in (Larry Downing/Reuters) Whether New Yorkers moving to Florida or Latinos moving to the U.S., immigration has an effect on American values. 1. Immigrants Expand Culture by Introducing New Ideas and Customs Image: Abdul El-Sayed.

Trump said that immigrants change the fabric of a society’s culture. Technically, they do. But so does the passage of time, new technology, social media, a native-born population, and much more. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Immigrants.

View Notes - (Ch 18) Cities, Immigrants, Culture, and Politics from HIST at Old Dominion University. CHAPTER 18 C I T I E S, I M M I G R A N T S, C U LT U R E, A N. Richard Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at City University of New York and is the author of many books, including (with Victor Nee) Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration and Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America.5/5(2).

Migration has contributed to the richness in diversity of cultures, ethnicities and races in developed countries. Individuals who migrate experience multiple stresses that can impact their mental well being, including the loss of cultural norms, religious customs, and social support systems, adjustment to a new culture and changes in identity and concept of by: Immigration is not undermining the American experiment; it is anintegral part of it.

We are a nation of immigrants. Successivewaves of immigrants have kept our country demographically young,enriched our culture and added to our productive capacity as anation, enhancing our influence in the world. national community and place and who does not. This politics of belonging is simultaneously a politics about cultural and racial boundaries, boundaries of place, and entitlements to economic and political resources.

All these elements contribute to defining the boundaries between the “we” and “them” and are at stake in these Size: KB. Again, we need recognition, understanding, and to listen to the voices of others in order to create a more accepting world.

So to that end, below please find ten novels (plus a bonus) about the immigrant experience in America, all published in the last ten years. This list is only a start, of course, so get reading, get writing, get talking. Much of the current anti-immigrant movement also appears to be based on a definition of “Americanness” expressed through ancestry, language, and culture.

Although immigration has been a defining feature of American history, the impact of immigration on American culture is rarely addressed in the literature. 71 The neglect might be partially due to the dominance of assimilation theory, which emphasizes the changes in the culture of immigrants Cited by: 7.

The Immigrant by Manju Kapur is a book of multiple layers: the story of arranged marriage of Nina and Ananda is only the opportunity to discuss the wide range of other issues: marital relationship, adultery, differences between Eastern and Western culture, life of an immigrant /5.

The United States experienced major waves of immigration during the colonial era, the first part of the 19th century and from the s to Many immigrants came to America seeking greater economic opportunity, while some, such as the Pilgrims in the early s, arrived in search of religious freedom.

process of cultural integration of immigrants in Europe, as it is taking place. We provide in the country chapters a detailed description of the cultural and economic integration process in seven main European countries and the United States. The European countries include France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Size: KB.

Under the new quota system, the United States issues immigration visas to 2 percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States at the census. The law favors immigration from Northern and Western European countries.

Just three countries, Great Britain. Often, however, immigrants formed distinct ethnic neighborhoods, tending to remain somewhat isolated from the wider culture. Frequently exploited, some immigrants were accused by organized labor of lowering wages and living standards, though other groups of immigrants rapidly became mainstays of the labor movement.

As political scientist Peter Skerry writes, assimilation “has typically meant that immigrants have adapted and changed in disparate domains, rejecting their immigrant past in some ways (forgetting their parents’ mother tongue and speaking English, or learning to tolerate individuals with sharply different values) and holding on to other.

The place of immigrants in territorial and social space reveals the discursive grounds by which "insiders" represent and racialize those deemed to be outside and different.

In turn, plotting the place of "others" reinforces the proprietary claim of territorial and social space by those who have secured legitimacy and power.

Multiculturalism in the United States has a long silent history. The United States has, from its founding, taken in immigrants from different cultural backgrounds, many of whom were, at the time, controversial. First, it was the Germans who raised questions about whether they could or would become "real Americans." Then questions were raised about the Chinese and after.

With his call for a wall to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken anti-immigration rhetoric to the centerground of American : Katharina Lefringhausen.

In his new book, "Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics," Michael Barone tracks the effects of the major U.S. population movements over the last Author: Michael Morella. Immigration has become a greater part of American culture, with witty movies such as Coming to America and My Big Fat Greek Wedding celebrating the immigrant’s journey in the United : Anjana Sreedhar.

The first piece of research is the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) September book titled The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.

At pages, it’s a thorough, brilliant summation of the relevant academic literature on immigrant assimilation that ties the different strands of research into a coherent story. The moment immigrants settle in a country, they have to acquire a place in that new society. This is true not only for physical needs such as housing, but also in the social and cultural sense.

Integration is the process by which immigrants become accepted into society, both as individuals and as groups. This definition of integration is. Immigration has contributed to many of the economic, social, and political processes that are foundational to the United States as a nation since the first newcomers arrived over years ago.

After brushes with immigration reform that began in and continued in andthe United States seems to be on the threshold of overhauling the legal immigration. On the Edge grew out of a lifetime spent living and traveling across the American Southwest, from San Antonio to Los Angeles.

Internal to the various U.S. states and Mexico's northern tier, there are struggles over water, debates over undocumented immigrants, the criminalizing of the border, and the region's evolution into a no-man's land. In particular, it is typically assumed that the social, economic, or cultural assimilation of immigrants leads directly to their political assimilation, by which is invariably meant traditional.

The belief that foreigners pose a serious danger to one's native society and culture- arose as a reactionary response to immigration Eugenics a pseudo science that advocated "biological engineering" and supported the selective breeding of 'desirable' races to counter the rapid population growth of 'useless' races.

If lots of immigrants move somewhere (to, say, Texas), and that increases the demand for native-born workers, thus inducing a lot of native-born Americans to also move there, Borjas would say that Author: Matthew Yglesias.

The Immigration Act, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson 50 years ago on Oct. 3 and took full effect three years later. It ended a long-standing quota Author: Kenneth T. Walsh. Definition: Concept that individual ethnic groups have a right to exist on their own terms within the larger society while retaining their unique cultural heritages Significance: As a concept cultural pluralism is an alternative to the “melting pot” view that immigrants should assimilate to American culture by abandoning their own cultures, languages, and other traditions.

of post-war immigration on the societies and politics of European countries, but he focuses on explaining why (and how) migration policies remained relatively open in the face of growing public opposition and a surge of support for anti-immigrant political parties.

Rafaela M. Dancygier s book, Immigration and Con ict in Europe, is the most File Size: KB. Mexican immigrants and their descendants now make up a significant portion of the U.S. population and have become one of the most influential social and cultural groups in the country.

Mexican American culture will likely continue to shape U.S. life in language, politics, food, and daily living and will help define the nation's identity for a. Debates over immigration dominate today’s newspaper headlines and political campaigns.

These debates may be new in some of their particular concerns (the border with Mexico, Islamist terrorism), but many of the questions raised and arguments presented would have been deeply familiar to a reader in. Significance: As one of the earliest immigrant groups to North America, the British were responsible for some basic American cultural features, including language, laws, religion, education, and administration.

They were also responsible for developing forms of trade and for creating strong American political and cultural links with Great Britain that have survived into .Indonesia. Indonesia is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society.

It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews.The Great Gatsby, published inis hailed as one of the foremost pieces of American fiction of its is a novel of triumph and tragedy, noted for the remarkable way its author captures a cross-section of American society.

In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, known for his imagistic and poetic prose, holds a mirror up to the society of which he was a part.