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To Be an Immigrant

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Immigration is often discussed in broad, statistical terms, with a focus on how it affects labor markets, schools, and social services. But at its most basic level, immigration is a process that affects people and their identities in deeply personal ways. In To Be an Immigrant, social psychologist Kay Deaux explores the role of both social conditions and individual capacit ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 19th 2009 by Russell Sage Foundation (first published August 17th 2006)
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Peter Korchnak
Apr 01, 2013 Peter Korchnak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In "To Be an Immigrant" Kay Deaux outlines immigrant experience from the perspective of social psychology. Assuming that “immigration is both a dynamic and a symbolic process rather than a discrete event,” Deaux proposes a multi-level framework for analysis:

- Macro: political, demographic, and social factors that define the climate of immigration in a society, including policies, legislation, and institutions, as well as social representations (shared images) of immigration such as the melting p
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