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Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration
In this age of multicultural democracy, the idea of assimilation - that the social distance separating immigrants and their children from the mainstream of American society closes over time - seemsExpand
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Rethinking Assimilation Theory for a New Era of Immigration 1
  • R. Alba, V. Nee
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International migration review
  • 1 December 1997
Assimilation theory has been subject to intensive critique for decades. Yet no other framework has provided the social science community with as deep a corpus of cumulative findings concerning theExpand
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Bright vs. blurred boundaries: Second-generation assimilation and exclusion in France, Germany, and the United States
In all immigration societies, a social distinction between immigrant and second generations, on the one hand, and natives, on the other, is imposed by the ethnic majority and becomes a sociologicallyExpand
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Immigrant Enclaves and Ethnic Communities in New York and Los Angeles
The predominant post-1965 immigrant groups have established distinctive settlement areas in many American cities and suburbs. These areas are generally understood in terms of an immigrant enclaveExpand
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Limits of Citizenship: Migrants and Postnational Membership in Europe@@@Auslander--Aussiedler-Asyl: Eine Bestandsaufnahme
In many Western countries, rights that once belonged solely to citizens are being extended to immigrants, a trend that challenges the nature and basis of citizenship at a time when nation-states areExpand
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Immigrant groups in the suburbs : A reexamination of suburbanization and spatial assimilation
For a number of contemporary immigrant groups, suburbanization is occurring at high levels, and either increased or remained stable during the 1980s, a decade of high immigration. We investigateExpand
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Minority Proximity to Whites in Suburbs: An Individual-Level Analysis of Segregation
A novel method for location analysis at the individual level is used to analyze the determinants of proximity to non-Hispanic whites separately for Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and for non-HispanicExpand
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Only English by the third generation? Loss and preservation of the mother tongue among the grandchildren of contemporary immigrants
We investigate whether a three-generation model of linguistic assimilation, known from previous waves of immigration, can be applied to the descendants of contemporary immigrant groups. Using the 5%Expand
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Immigrant Religion in the U.S. and Western Europe: Bridge or Barrier to Inclusion?
This article analyzes why immigrant religion is viewed as a problematic area in Western Europe in contrast to the United States, where it is seen as facilitating the adaptation process. TheExpand
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Assimilation and Stratification in the Homeownership Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Groups 1
  • R. Alba, J. Logan
  • Geography, Medicine
  • The International migration review
  • 1 December 1992
This study investigates homeownership differences among twelve racial/ethnic groups using the Public Use Sample data (PUMS) of the 1980 census. The analysis draws inspiration from two broadExpand
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