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The new second generation, Alejandro Portes, editor

Label
The new second generation
Title
The new second generation
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro Portes, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The children of the recent influx of immigrants compose a second generation far different from any this country has known before. Largely nonwhite and from the world's developing nations, these children struggle with complex problems of racial and ethnic relations in multicultural urban neighborhoods where good jobs are increasingly scarce. The New Second Generation chronicles the lives of second-generation youth in Miami, New York City, New Orleans, and Southern California. The contributors balance careful analysis with the voices of the youngsters themselves, focusing primarily on education, career expectations, language preference, ethnic pride, and the influence of their American-born peers. Demographic portraits reveal that although many immigrant youths are poor, this disadvantage is partially offset by the fact that their parents are typically married, self-employed, and off welfare. Historical analysis of language preferences among Miami's Hispanic youth also reveals their unequivocal preference for English. Still other essays explore the process of adaptation and self-definition among immigrant youth, especially the influences of neighborhood, ethnicity, and family. As immigration continues to change the face of the nation's cities, we cannot ignore the crucial issue of how well the children of immigrants will adapt. The New Second Generation provides valuable insight into issues that may spell the difference between regeneration and decay across urban America
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.23/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
N39 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Portes, Alejandro
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Social adjustment
  • Ethnicity
  • United States
Label
The new second generation, Alejandro Portes, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Today's second generation : evidence from the 1990 census
  • Leif Jensen and Yoshimi Chitose
  • The households of children of immigrants in South Florida : an exploratory study of extended family arrangements
  • Lisandro Pérez
  • The crucible within : ethnic identity, self-esteem, and segmented assimilation among children of immigrants
  • Rubén G. Rumbaut
  • Ethnic and racial identities of second-generation Black immigrants in New York City
  • Mary C. Waters
  • Social capital and the adaptation of the second generation : the case of Vietnamese youth in New Orleans
  • Min Zhou and Carl L. Bankston III
  • Introduction : immigration and its aftermath
  • Alejandro Portes
  • Language and the second generation : bilingualism yesterday and today
  • Alejandro Portes and Richard Schauffler
  • Divided fates : immigrant children and the new assimilation
  • M. Patricia Fernández Kelly and Richard Schauffler
  • Studying immigrant adaptation from the 1990 population census : from generational comparisons to the process of "becoming American"
  • Charles Hirschman
Control code
32700240
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780871546838
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95030639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The new second generation, Alejandro Portes, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Today's second generation : evidence from the 1990 census
  • Leif Jensen and Yoshimi Chitose
  • The households of children of immigrants in South Florida : an exploratory study of extended family arrangements
  • Lisandro Pérez
  • The crucible within : ethnic identity, self-esteem, and segmented assimilation among children of immigrants
  • Rubén G. Rumbaut
  • Ethnic and racial identities of second-generation Black immigrants in New York City
  • Mary C. Waters
  • Social capital and the adaptation of the second generation : the case of Vietnamese youth in New Orleans
  • Min Zhou and Carl L. Bankston III
  • Introduction : immigration and its aftermath
  • Alejandro Portes
  • Language and the second generation : bilingualism yesterday and today
  • Alejandro Portes and Richard Schauffler
  • Divided fates : immigrant children and the new assimilation
  • M. Patricia Fernández Kelly and Richard Schauffler
  • Studying immigrant adaptation from the 1990 population census : from generational comparisons to the process of "becoming American"
  • Charles Hirschman
Control code
32700240
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780871546838
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95030639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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