Faculty Book: Richard Alba

Richard Alba and Mary Walters, eds.

The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective
(NYU Press, 2011)

The Next Generation brings together studies from top immigration scholars to explore how the integration of immigrants in the United States and Western Europe affects the generations that come after. While there are striking similarities in the situations of the children of labor immigrants coming from outside the highly developed worlds of Europe and North America, subtle features of national and local contexts interact with characteristics of the immigrant groups themselves to create variations in second-generation trajectories. The contributors show that these issues are of the utmost importance for the future, for they will determine the degree to which contemporary immigration will produce either durable ethno-racial cleavages or mainstream integration. Richard Alba is a distinguished professor of sociology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: DEC 21, 2011

Category: Faculty Books | Sociology