From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, & Political Participation

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1. Portes & Rumbaut

1.1. What is this anti-immigrant sentiment really about?

1.1.1. suggests that it's really about racism

1.2. Factors that encourage ethnic identity formation

1.2.1. ascribed identity

1.2.2. anti-immigrant sentiment

1.2.3. transnationalism

1.2.3.1. New node

1.3. transnationalism

1.3.1. what is transnationalism?

1.3.2. Criticisms of transnationalism?

1.3.3. is transnationalism in contradiction to assimilation?

1.3.3.1. 1) skills learned in one context, transfers to another

1.3.3.2. 2) passage of dual nationality means that folks don't lose as much

1.3.3.3. 3) civic and political projects usually try to instill American values

1.4. Citizenship / Naturalization

1.4.1. factors that influence naturalization

1.4.1.1. laws

1.4.1.2. education & literacy

1.4.1.3. geographic proximity and reversibility

1.4.1.4. length of residence

1.4.2. regardless of transnationalism, immigrants need to naturalize to influence policy

1.4.2.1. political power of immigrant groups is based on numbers

2. Massey

2.1. What is his main argument?

2.1.1. history/structural factors highly relevant to immigrant incorporation

2.1.1.1. WWI, WWII, etc.

2.1.2. European immigration has effectively halted

2.1.3. current immigration is highly concentrated in few geographic areas

2.2. What two factors does he say make the current wave of immigration and experiences of immigrants different from past waves?

2.2.1. economy that is faltering...

2.2.2. continued migration

2.2.2.1. Fewer immigrants coming from Mexico- recession