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The Resource To be an immigrant, Kay Deaux

To be an immigrant, Kay Deaux

Label
To be an immigrant
Title
To be an immigrant
Statement of responsibility
Kay Deaux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Immigration is often discussed in broad, statistical terms, with a focus on how it affects labor markets, schools, and social services. But at its most basic level, immigration is a process that affects people and their identities in deeply personal ways. In To Be an Immigrant, social psychologist Kay Deaux explores the role of both social conditions and individual capacities in determining how well immigrants adapt to life in their new homelands, and makes a strong case for the relevance of social psychology in immigration studies. To Be an Immigrant looks at how immigrants are defined, shaped, and challenged by the cultural environment they encounter in their new country and offers an integrated psychological framework for studying the immigrant experience. Deaux argues that in addition to looking at macro-level factors like public policies and social conditions and micro-level issues like individual choices, immigration scholars should also study influences that occur on an intermediate level, such as interpersonal encounters. Each of these three levels of analysis is essential to understanding how immigrants adapt to a new homeland and form distinct identities. As a case study for her framework, Deaux examines West Indians, exploring their perceptions of the stereotypes they face in the United States and their feelings of connection to their new home. Though race plays a limited role in the West Indies, it becomes more relevant to migrants once they arrive in the United States, where they are primarily identified by others as black, rather than Guyanese or Jamaican. Deaux's research adds to a growing literature in social psychology on stereotype threat, which suggests that negative stereotypes about one's group can hinder an individual's performance. She finds that immigrants who have been in the United States longer and identify themselves as African American suffer from the negative effects of stereotype threat more than recent immigrants. More than a discrete event, immigration can be understood as a life-long process that continues to affect people well after they have migrated. To Be an Immigrant takes a novel approach to the study of immigration, looking at how societal influences help shape immigrants and their understanding of who they are."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deaux, Kay
Dewey number
304.8/73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6475
LC item number
.D43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Ethnicity
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
To be an immigrant, Kay Deaux
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-248) 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
Setting the stage: policies, demography, and social representations -- Rendering the social context: attitudes toward immigration and immigrants -- Images and actions: contending with stereotypes and discrimination -- Who am I? The construction of ethnic identity -- Negotiating identity: beyond assimilation models -- Putting it all together: West Indian immigrants -- Envisioning an agenda for a social psychology of immigration
Control code
64289584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780871540867
Lccn
2006042337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780871540867
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
To be an immigrant, Kay Deaux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-248) 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
Setting the stage: policies, demography, and social representations -- Rendering the social context: attitudes toward immigration and immigrants -- Images and actions: contending with stereotypes and discrimination -- Who am I? The construction of ethnic identity -- Negotiating identity: beyond assimilation models -- Putting it all together: West Indian immigrants -- Envisioning an agenda for a social psychology of immigration
Control code
64289584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780871540867
Lccn
2006042337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780871540867
Other physical details
illustrations

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