Divided fates: Immigrant children in a restructured U.S. Economy

M. Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Richard Schauffler

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Abstract

Assimilation, perhaps the most enduring theme in the immigration literature, unfolds into descriptive and normative facets. From an empirical standpoint, the concept designates a range of adjustments to receiving environments and points to the manner in which immigrants blend into larger societies. In a normative sense, assimilation is linked to an expectation that foreigners will shed, or at least contain, their natives cultures while embracing the mores and language of the host country. Put succinctly, assimilation has always been more than a convenient word to enumerate the ways in which immigrants survive; it has also been a term disclosing hopes about how immigrants “should�? behave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew American Destinies
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader in Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages219-242
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781136050541
ISBN (Print)0415917697, 9780415917681
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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