Anthropology Engages the New Immigration
Publication Year: 2003
Published by: SAR Press
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The essays presented here were first written for a School of AmericanResearch advanced seminar called “Anthropology and ContemporaryI would like to thank the seminar participants for their essays andengaging discussions, as well as for their responsiveness and commit-ment to the project throughout the rewriting and publishing process....
1 Introduction Anthropology and Contemporary Immigration to the United States— Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
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Immigration is one of the most pressing contemporary social issuesin the United States. In the past four decades, the massive influx ofimmigrants, mainly from Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, hasled to dramatic transformations in American society, changing thenation’s cities and a host of social institutions and, of course, altering...
2 Right Moves? Immigration, Globalization, Utopia, and Dystopia
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Over the past decade, globalization has intensified worldwide eco-nomic, social, and cultural transformations. Globalization is structuredby three powerful, interrelated formations: (1) the postnationalizationof production and distribution of goods and services, fueled by growinglevels of international trade, foreign direct investment, and capital mar-...
3 Anthropology and the Engendering of Migration Studies
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Migration studies encourage collaboration across disciplines (forexample, Grasmuck and Pessar 1991; Massey, Durand, and Gonzálezdevelop theories and methods reflective of the conceptual frameworksand explanatory strategies informing research in disciplines such asanthropology, sociology, history, political science, law, and economics....
4 The Centrality of Ethnography in the Study of Transnational Migration Seeing the Wetland Instead of the Swamp
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...transnational perspective for the study of migration” (Glick Schiller,Basch, and Blanc-Szanton 1992b). Today the study of transnationalmigration is a shared project that stretches across disciplines, withscholars in anthropology, sociology, geography, and history employingthe same terms and, to some extent, citing one another’s work....
5 Becoming American Immigration, Identity, Intergenerational Relations, and Academic Orientation
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...his family before he started school. He is a 1.5 generation immigrant;that is, he immigrated at a young enough age to be enculturated pri-marily in his adopted country. A star student throughout high school,he graduated from Harvard University in 2000 and spent the followingyear working for Americorps, “to help his community.” In 2002, Henri...
6 Bringing the City Back In Cities as Contexts for Immigrant Incorporation
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Community Inevitable?” (Brettell 1981). This article, which comparedfirst-generation Portuguese immigrants in Paris, France, with those inToronto, Canada (places where I had carried out ethnographic fieldresearch), was sparked by my unease in applying theory that had beendeveloped to explain the settlement and incorporation of immigrants...
7 Immigration and Medical Anthropology
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Immigrants trying to negotiate the US medical system give testi-mony to the truth in Virchow’s famous declaration, “All medicine ispolitics.” Viewing immigrants as outsiders who are simultaneouslyinsiders, the larger society often questions their use of medical andother social services. The issue of medical services for immigrants and...
8 Anthropologists, Migrants, and Health Research Confronting Cultural Appropriateness
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In the autumn of 2000, I received a frantic phone call from an epi-demiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).She was investigating a syphilis outbreak among Mexican migrants inrural Alabama and told me that the CDC team was having trouble get-ting the infected men to speak with them. She wondered whether I, as...
9 The Moral Challenge in Cultural Migration
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...world has become one of the most pressing public policy projects forliberal democracies in the early twenty-first century. One way to cometo terms with diversity is to try to understand the scope and limits of tol-eration for variety at different national sites where immigration fromforeign lands has complicated the cultural landscape. This chapter...
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Page Count: 384
Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 5 tables
Publication Year: 2003