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Between Two Nations : The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City / Michael Jones-Correa.

Author/Creator:
Jones-Correa, Michael, author., Author,
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 pages) : 22 tables, 7 charts, 2 maps
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Citizenship -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hispanic Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Politics and government.
Immigrants -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York.
Local subjects:
Latin American & Caribbean Studies. (search)
Political Science & Political History. (search)
U.S. History. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Immigrants come to the United States from all over Latin America in search of better lives. They obtain residency status, find jobs, pay taxes, and they have children who are American citizens by birth; yet decades may go by before they seek citizenship for themselves or become active participants in the American political process. Between Two Nations examines the lack of political participation among Latin American immigrants in the United States to determine why so many remain outside the electoral process. Michael Jones-Correa studied the political practices of first-generation immigrants in New York City's multiethnic borough of Queens. Through intensive interviews and participant observation, he found that immigrant participation was stymied both by lack of encouragement to participate and by the requirement to renounce former citizenship, which raised the fear of never being able to return to the country of origin. The hesitation to naturalize as American citizens can extend over decades, leaving immigrants adrift in a political limbo.Between Two Nations is the first qualitative study of how new immigrants assimilate into American political life. Jones-Correa reexamines assumptions about Latino politics and the diversity of Latino populations in the United States, about the role of informal politics in immigrant communities, and about gender differences in approaches to political activity.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Maps and Figures
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The New Hispanic Immigration
I. Setting The Context
1. Intimate Strangers: Immigration to Queens
2. Participation in the American Polity: Why Citizenship Matters
3. Explaining Participation: Why It Takes So Long to Become a Citizen
II. The Costs Of Choosing
4. Resistance from Outside: Machine Politics and the (Non) Incorporation of Immigrants
5. Resistance from Within: The Myth of Return and the Community of Memory
III. Liminal Politics
6. In-between Identities: Race and Ethnicity in the American Context
7. The Politics of In-between: Avoiding Irreconcilable Demands, Keeping Loyalties
IV. Breaking The Impasse
8. Wanting It Both Ways: The Quest for Dual Citizenship
9. Wanting In: Latin American Immigrant Women and the Turn to Electoral Politics
V. Conclusion: The New Americans
10. Liminality and Democratic Citizenship
Appendix: Methodology and Interview Sample
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 02. Mrz 2022)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781501731341
OCLC:
1100459654
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501731341 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.