Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration

  title={Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration},
  author={Richard Alba and Victor Nee},
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distance separating immigrants and their children from the mainstream of American society closes over time - seems outdated and, in some forms, even offensive. But, as Richard Alba and Victor Nee show in their systematic treatment of assimilation, it continues to shape the immigrant experience, even though the geography of immigration has shifted from Europe to Asia, Africa and Latin America. Institutional… 

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  • Moon-Kie Jung
  • Economics
    Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
  • 2009
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