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Published by Russell Sage Foundation, Harvard University Press in New York, Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Children of immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.,
  • Children of immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-411) and index.

StatementPhilip Kasinitz ... [et al.].
ContributionsKasinitz, Philip, 1957-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJV6600 .I64 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 420 p. :
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21095782M
ISBN 100674028031
ISBN 109780674028036
LC Control Number2007036136

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Inheriting the City leads the chorus of recent research indicating that we need not fear an immigrant underclass. Although racial discrimination and economic exclusion persist to varying degrees across all the groups studied, this absorbing book shows that the new generation is also beginning to ease the intransigence of U.S. racial by: Inheriting the City book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Examining five immigrant groups to disentangle the complicated questio /5(46). Inheriting the City leads the chorus of recent research indicating that we need not fear an immigrant underclass. Although racial discrimination and economic exclusion persist to varying degrees across all the groups studied, this absorbing book shows that the new generation is also beginning to ease the intransigence of U.S. racial categories. Inheriting Edith I was snagged right away in this bookthe odd juxtaposition of Maggie and Lucy to Edith, and then the story of Liza and how all of their lives had been shaken into the genie bottle of the Sag Harbor house was interesting to me right off the bat/5.

  Inheriting the City is chock-full of compelling stories of the generation now coming of age in New York. Explaining the divergent fates of young adults of Chinese, Dominican, Russian Jewish, West Indian, and South American origins--compared with their native white, black, and Puerto Rican counterparts--this brilliant study is essential for Author: Philip Kasinitz. Inheriting the City is as much about the contemporary second-generation’s coming-of-age experience as it is about how their sheer presence is once again reshaping the U.S. mainstream. The book is extremely well-written and very engaging throughout, free of academic jargon and filled with stories that vividly illustrate the enduring.   A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.. For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing . The results will be released in mid-May as a book, Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation), by Graduate Center Professors John Mollenkopf and Philip Kasinitz, Mary Waters from Harvard, and Jennifer Holdaway of the Social Science Research Council.

Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age: New York: Russell Sage & Harvard University Press, a jointly co-authored work by Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, Mary C. Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway, is the winner of the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Book ting the City describes the results of a decade-long study, .   Excerpt: 'Inheriting The City second and generations in New York justifies these fears or not is the most important question that we hope this book can answer. Excerpted from "Inheriting. Inheriting the City | The United States is an immigrant nation--nowhere is the truth of this statement more evident than in its major cities. Immigrants and their children comprise nearly three-fifths of New York City's population and even more of Miami and Los Angeles. With the publication of Inheriting the City, we have a long-awaited book detailing the findings of a broad-ranging sociological study of children of immigrants in New York City. In this benchmark study of the second generation, Philip Kasintz, John Mollenkopf, Mary Waters and Jennifer.