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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 - seems…
Rethinking Assimilation Theory for a New Era of Immigration 1
It is argued that assimilation theory has not lost its utility for the study of contemporary immigration to the United States and some of the evidence about the socioeconomic and residential assimilation of recent immigrant groups is sifted through.
Bright vs. blurred boundaries: Second-generation assimilation and exclusion in France, Germany, and the United States
- R. Alba
- 1 January 2005
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 sociologically…
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 enclave…
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 are…
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-Hispanic…
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 investigate…
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. The…
Only English by the third generation? Loss and preservation of the mother tongue among the grandchildren of contemporary immigrants
The rates of speaking only English for a number of contemporary groups suggest that Anglicization is occurring at roughly the same pace for Asians as it did for Europeans, but is slower among the descendants of Spanish speakers.
Assimilation and Stratification in the Homeownership Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Groups 1
This study investigates homeownership differences among twelve racial/ethnic groups using the Public Use Sample data (PUMS) of the 1980 census to identify differences among non-Hispanic whites, blacks, American Indians, and Asian and Hispanic groups in access to homeownership.