[Reading] ➸ In Lady Libertys Shadow By Robyn Magalit Rodriguez – Bassgrotto.co.uk

In Lady Libertys Shadow Home To Ellis Island, New Jersey Has Been The First Stop For Many Immigrant Groups For Well Over A Century Yet In This Highly Diverse State, Some Of The Most Anti Immigrant Policies In The Nation Are Being Tested American Suburbs Are Home To Increasing Numbers Of First And Second Generation Immigrants Who May Actually Be Bypassing The City To Settle Directly Into The Neighborhoods That Their Predecessors Have Already Begun To Plant Roots In A Trajectory That Leads To Nativist Ordinances And Other Forms Of Xenophobia In Lady Liberty S Shadow Examines Popular White Perceptions Of Danger Represented By Immigrants And Their Children, As Well The Specter That Lurks At The Edges Of Suburbs In The Shape Of Black And Latino Urban Underclasses And The Ever Nebulous Hazard Of Presumed Islamic Terrorism That Threatening To Undermine Life As We Know It Robyn Magalit Rodriguez Explores The Impact Of Anti Immigrant Municipal Ordinances On A Range Of Immigrant Groups Living In Varied Suburban Communities, From Undocumented Latinos In Predominantly White Suburbs To Long Established Asian Immigrants In Majority Minority Suburbs The American Dream That Suburban Life Is Supposed To Represent Is Shown To Rest On A Racialized, Segregated Social Order Meant To Be Enjoyed Only By Whites Although It Is A Case Study Of New Jersey, In Lady Liberty S Shadow Offers Crucial Insights That Can Shed Fresh Light On The National Immigration Debate For Information, Go To


14 thoughts on “In Lady Libertys Shadow

  1. says:

    A really useful introduction to the historical context and continuing use of anti immigration legislation in a state that is often overlooked in academic study I particularly appreciated the examination of municipal level ordinances as it s a fascinating area that is usually disregarded in favour of politics from above The emphasis on local government in NJ political discourse often obscures the racialised messages encoded, as the author demon...


  2. says:

    The material in this book is certainly relevant if you are seeking a book which discusses the many ways in which Immigrants have been both welcomed and shunned from American Society This book focuses on New Jersey based on the sole reason that many towns and cities in the state have very large immigrant populations The book did an excellent job of analyzing different legislation and policies created in order to keep Immigrants out, and some to help immigrants assimilate HOWEVER, the amount of mistakes made in this book is incredibly alarming one of the first mistakes you will encounter is the incorrectly printed date of 9 11 as September 11, 2011 Yes, 2011 After this you will find a massive amount of grammar spelling mistakes Okay that s not a huge deal honestly, nobody is perfect and it happens, but the sheer number of them is what is alarming Did anyone TRY to edit this...


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