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Diverse Pathways : Race and the Incorporation of Black, White, and Arab-Origin Africans in the United States

By: Thomas, Kevin J. A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Ruth Simms Hamilton African Diaspora: Publisher: East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (161 p.).ISBN: 9781609173951.Subject(s): Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | Africans -- Cultural assimilation -- United States | Africans -- United States -- Economic conditions | Africans -- United States -- Social conditions | Immigrants -- United States -- Economic conditions | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | Social surveys -- United States | States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | United States -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Diverse Pathways : Race and the Incorporation of Black, White, and Arab-Origin Africans in the United StatesDDC classification: 973.0496 | 973/.0496 LOC classification: E184.A24 T46 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Race, Ethnicity, and African Immigration to the United States; Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives; Chapter 3. Educational Attainment and Postimmigration Schooling Progress; Chapter 4. Occupational Status, Human-Capital Transfer, and the Incorporation Process; Chapter 5. Earnings, Self-Employment, and Economic Incorporation; Chapter 6. Race, Ethnicity, and Marital Incorporation; Chapter 7. Conclusion; Appendix. Data and Methods Used in the Analysis; References; Index
Summary: Africans are among the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States. Although they are racially and ethnically diverse, few studies have examined how these differences affect their patterns of incorporation into society. This book is the first to highlight the role of race and ethnicity, Arab ethnicity in particular, in shaping the experiences of African immigrants. It demonstrates that American conceptions of race result in significant inequalities in the ways in which African immigrants are socially integrated. Thomas argues that suggestions that Black Africans are model-minorities who have overcome the barriers of race are misleading, showing that Black and Arab-ethnicity Africans systematically experience less favorable socioeconomic outcomes than their White African counterparts. Overall, the book makes three critical arguments. First, historical and contemporary constructions of race have important implications for understanding the dynamics of African immigration and settlement in the United States. Second, there are significant racial inequalities in the social and economic incorporation of contemporary African immigrants. Finally, Arab ethnicity has additional implications for understanding intra-racial disparities in incorporation among contemporary African immigrants. In general, these arguments are foundational for understanding the diversity of African immigrant experiences.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Race, Ethnicity, and African Immigration to the United States; Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives; Chapter 3. Educational Attainment and Postimmigration Schooling Progress; Chapter 4. Occupational Status, Human-Capital Transfer, and the Incorporation Process; Chapter 5. Earnings, Self-Employment, and Economic Incorporation; Chapter 6. Race, Ethnicity, and Marital Incorporation; Chapter 7. Conclusion; Appendix. Data and Methods Used in the Analysis; References; Index

Africans are among the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States. Although they are racially and ethnically diverse, few studies have examined how these differences affect their patterns of incorporation into society. This book is the first to highlight the role of race and ethnicity, Arab ethnicity in particular, in shaping the experiences of African immigrants. It demonstrates that American conceptions of race result in significant inequalities in the ways in which African immigrants are socially integrated. Thomas argues that suggestions that Black Africans are model-minorities who have overcome the barriers of race are misleading, showing that Black and Arab-ethnicity Africans systematically experience less favorable socioeconomic outcomes than their White African counterparts. Overall, the book makes three critical arguments. First, historical and contemporary constructions of race have important implications for understanding the dynamics of African immigration and settlement in the United States. Second, there are significant racial inequalities in the social and economic incorporation of contemporary African immigrants. Finally, Arab ethnicity has additional implications for understanding intra-racial disparities in incorporation among contemporary African immigrants. In general, these arguments are foundational for understanding the diversity of African immigrant experiences.

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Kevin J. A. Thomas is an Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, and a Research Associate at Penn State's Population Research Institute.

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