Across Generations: Immigrant Families In America
Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America
Review "Across Generationsoffers an excellent entry into family dynamics that include grandparents, parents, and children as well as a span of first-, second- and third-generation immigrants." -- Mary Romero - Journal of American Ethnic History"This powerful volume brings together scholarship on immigrant parents and their children by some of the most original thinkers in the field." -- Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo,author of God's Heart Has No Borders"This timely and enlightening volume opens a window on immigrant families from a wide range of countries and cultures, and vividly explores the nature of relationships between parents and children growing up between two worlds." -- G. Rumbaut,co-author of Immigrant America"Throws a brilliant light on one of the most hidden aspects of the immigrant experiencenamely, the private but absolutely crucial relationships in the home between immigrant parents and their U.S.-reared children." -- Richard Alba,co-editor of Immigration and Religion in America"Across Generations is effective . . . in providing a new depth and dimension to immigrants. With a rare glimpse into immigrant family life, Across Generations captures the voices of people who are straddling two worlds and two generations." - The Indypendent Immigrants and their American-born children represent about one quarter of the United States population. Drawing on rich, in-depth ethnographic research, the fascinating case studies in Across Generations examine the intricacies of relations between the generations in a broad range of immigrant groups-from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa-and give a sense of what everyday life is like in immigrant families.Moving beyond the clich
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