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A spotlight on “established”, as opposed to “newcomer”, Americans

Song, Miri (2018) A spotlight on “established”, as opposed to “newcomer”, Americans. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41 (13). pp. 2265-2271. ISSN 0141-9870. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2018.1490789?) (KAR id:68874)

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By elaborating upon the idea of “relational assimilation”, Tomas Jimenez alters the dominant lens through which social scientists, and especially sociologists, have understood the concept of assimilation and the effects of immigration. In this highly readable and thoughtful book, we are asked to conceive of this kind of assimilation as one which involves “the give-and-take of adjustment”, not just a one-way route by which “newcomers” must adapt to settings populated by “established” members of the population. According to the author, ongoing forms of immigration and its resulting diversity actually change the regional self-understandings of those who are already living in those settings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/01419870.2018.1490789?
Uncontrolled keywords: Assimilation, generational change, established population, newcomers, multiracial, Silicon Valley
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Miri Song
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2018 14:12 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 00:00 UTC
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