A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)Making Multifaceted America by E. Morawska

By E. Morawska

This book proposes a brand new theoretical framework for the examine of immigration. It examines 4 significant concerns informing present sociological reports of immigration: mechanisms and results of foreign migration, approaches of immigrants' assimilation and transnational engagements, and the difference styles of the second one iteration.

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Although these modes of women’s cultural assimilation still exist, especially among lower-class immigrants and those assimilating in the ethnic-path pattern, more direct, fueled by individual projects, acculturation through mainstream American media, the workplaces, and through immigrant women’s personal social engagements with native-born Americans themselves, have become common today, particularly among highly educated professional immigrant women. Immigrants’ transnational engagements Unlike the comparison of the assimilation experience of past and present immigrants which yields a picture of the overall difference with notable similarities, when we consider their transnational engagements, the outcome is that of similarity with notable differences.

Structuring international migration Any satisfactory theoretical synthesis of the existing accounts of international migration, Massey et al. (1998) conclude in their assessment of the existing models, must recognize the multiplicity of mechanisms that simultaneously initiate and sustain transnational population flows. In their own widely recognized explanatory account of international migration they include, therefore, macro-level societal structures, local conditions, and migrants’ personal motivations and purposes.

Having assessed sender and receiver state policies as by and large ineffective in controlling the volume of international migration once it has entered the self-sustaining phase, Massey et al. leave political structures out of their explanatory framework. In reconstructing international migration as a structuration process, we shall move down what Fernand Braudel (1981) called multistoried societal structures: beginning with the top levels of the operation of world capitalism and international political organizations and legal systems traversing the globe in “seven-league boots,” to the intermediate levels of labor markets and national immigration policies, and to the lowest local “structures of everyday life” of potential migrants and, finally, in this multi-level context, to these people’s motivations and decisions to travel abroad.

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