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Soaring immigration to the United States in the past few decades has reawakened both popular and scholarly interest in this important issue. American Arrivals highlights the important insights of anthropology for the field of migration studies. The authors reflect on anthropological approaches, methods, and theories and seek to develop a research program for the future. Placing contemporary immigration in the perspective of globalization and transnational social fields, their essays demonstrate the importance of gender and urban contexts to understanding immigrants' lives. Addressing issues of health care, education, and cultural values and practices among Mexicans, Haitians, Somalis, Afghans, and other newcomers to the United States, the authors illuminate the complex ways that immigrants adapt to life in a new land and raise serious questions about the meaning and political uses of ideas about cultural difference.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Title page
  2. pp. 6-6
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 7-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Figures and Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-x
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  1. 1. Introduction Anthropology and Contemporary Immigration to the United States—Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
  2. pp. 3-44
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  1. 2. Right Moves? Immigration, Globalization, Utopia, and Dystopia
  2. pp. 45-74
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  1. 3. Anthropology and the Engendering of Migration Studies
  2. pp. 75-98
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  1. 4. The Centrality of Ethnography in the Study of Transnational Migration Seeing the Wetland Instead of the Swamp
  2. pp. 99-128
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  1. 5. Becoming American Immigration, Identity, Intergenerational Relations, and Academic Orientation
  2. pp. 129-162
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  1. 6. Bringing the City Back In Cities as Contexts for Immigrant Incorporation
  2. pp. 163-196
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  1. 7. Immigration and Medical Anthropology
  2. pp. 197-228
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  1. 8. Anthropologists, Migrants, and Health Research Confronting Cultural Appropriateness
  2. pp. 229-258
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  1. 9. The Moral Challenge in Cultural Migration
  2. pp. 259-294
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  1. References
  2. pp. 295-357
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 358-368
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  1. Other titles in the Series
  2. pp. 381-383
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  1. Participants
  2. pp. 384-384
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 385-385
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781938645228
Related ISBN
9781930618343
MARC Record
OCLC
607014703
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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