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Series on Latin American Studies 1


Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674177673

Publication Date: 08/01/1998


448 pages

12 halftones, 25 line drawings, 20 tables

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  • Acknowledgments
  • I. Overview
    • 1. Introduction: Crossings: Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives [Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco]
  • II. Antecedents and New Demographic Formations
    • 2. Recent Structural Changes in Mexico’s Economy: A Preliminary Analysis of Some Sources of Mexican Migration to the United States [Enrique Dussel Peters]
      • Commentary [John H. Coatsworth]
    • 3. U.S. Immigration Policies and Trends: The Growing Importance of Migration from Mexico [Susan Gonzalez Baker, Frank D. Bean, Augustin Escobar Latapi, and Sidney Weintraub]
      • Commentary [Mary C. Waters]
  • III. Economic Themes
    • 4. The Structural Embeddedness of Demand for Mexican Immigrant Labor: New Evidence from California [Wayne A. Cornelius]
      • Commentary [Robert Smith]
    • 5. Dimensions of Economic Adaptation by Mexican-Origin Men [Dowell Myers]
      • Commentary [Nathan Glazer]
  • IV. Social Themes
    • 6. Migration and Integration: Intermarriages among Mexicans and Non-Mexicans in the United States [Jorge Durand]
      • Commentary [Merilee Grindle]
    • 7. Access to Health Insurance and Health Care for Mexican American Children in Immigrant Families [E. Richard Brown, Roberta Wyn, Hongjian Yu, Abel Valenzuela, and Liane Doug]
      • Commentary [Felton Earls]
    • 8. The Education of Mexican Immigrant Children [Enrique T. Trueba]
      • Commentary [Gary Orfield]
  • V. Psychocultural Themes
    • 9. Cultural Mourning, Immigration, and Engagement: Vignettes from the Mexican Experience [Ricardo C. Ainslie]
      • Commentary [Peggy Levitt]
    • 10. Ethnic Mexicans and the Transformation of “American” Social Space: Reflections on Recent History [David G. Gutiérrez]
      • Commentary [George I. Sanchez]
    • 11. The U.S. Immigration Control Offensive: Constructing an Image of Order on the Southwest Border [Peter Andreas]
      • Commentary [Jacqueline Hagan]
    • 12. Immigration and Public Opinion [Thomas I. Espenshade and Maryanne Belanger]
      • Commentary [Michael Jones-Correa]
  • Epilogue [Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco]
  • Index

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