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Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash / John Tirman.

By: Tirman, John [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (205 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262328517; 0262328518; 9780262328524; 0262328526.Subject(s): Immigrants -- United States -- Public opinion | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | Latin Americans -- United States -- Social conditions | Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions | Public opinion -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Dream chasers.DDC classification: 325.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Raid : the second great migration and the culture of resistance -- Raiding the schools : the riven soul of Arizona -- The usual suspects : the raid in New Bedford -- Dreaming the dream : the next generation -- Raids gone global : genocide in Guatemala & wars in Mexico -- The rocky road of reform -- Legality & language as cultural weapons -- Hope for the dream chasers.
Summary: How the immigration battle plays out in America, from curriculum disputes to federal raids to the civil rights activism of young ""Dreamers.""
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index.

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Raid : the second great migration and the culture of resistance -- Raiding the schools : the riven soul of Arizona -- The usual suspects : the raid in New Bedford -- Dreaming the dream : the next generation -- Raids gone global : genocide in Guatemala & wars in Mexico -- The rocky road of reform -- Legality & language as cultural weapons -- Hope for the dream chasers.

How the immigration battle plays out in America, from curriculum disputes to federal raids to the civil rights activism of young ""Dreamers.""

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CHOICE Review

In this timely and engaging book, Tirman (MIT) examines the sources of the resistance to immigration reform. The author deciphers the tension between the political rhetoric that supports isolationist policies against immigrants and the majority of Americans who support a path for immigrants to achieve citizenship. In eight well-written chapters, Tirman develops the argument that Americans favor isolationist policies because there is a bias to preserving the dominant white, Protestant, "real American" culture. The chapters are organized around the key theme of the "raid mentally," which is a political response to containing the social and economic challenges that a society with a large immigrant population faces. Of particular interest are the author's case studies on raiding the schools of Tucson, AZ, and the factories of New Bedford, MA. Readers will appreciate the book's engaging tone and style, and scholars will benefit from the book's theoretical perspectives. A valuable contribution to understanding the dynamics of complex policy debates. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All public and academic levels/libraries. --Thomas J. Vicino, Northeastern University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

John Tirman currently serves as a trustee of International Alert, a major conflict-prevention NGO in London. He is the author of "Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade". <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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