Strangers No More

Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

Author: Richard Alba,Nancy Foner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865905

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Strangers No More is the first book to compare immigrant integration across key Western countries. Focusing on low-status newcomers and their children, it examines how they are making their way in four critical European countries—France, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands—and, across the Atlantic, in the United States and Canada. This systematic, data-rich comparison reveals their progress and the barriers they face in an array of institutions—from labor markets and neighborhoods to educational and political systems—and considers the controversial questions of religion, race, identity, and intermarriage. Richard Alba and Nancy Foner shed new light on questions at the heart of concerns about immigration. They analyze why immigrant religion is a more significant divide in Western Europe than in the United States, where race is a more severe obstacle. They look at why, despite fears in Europe about the rise of immigrant ghettoes, residential segregation is much less of a problem for immigrant minorities there than in the United States. They explore why everywhere, growing economic inequality and the proliferation of precarious, low-wage jobs pose dilemmas for the second generation. They also evaluate perspectives often proposed to explain the success of immigrant integration in certain countries, including nationally specific models, the political economy, and the histories of Canada and the United States as settler societies. Strangers No More delves into issues of pivotal importance for the present and future of Western societies, where immigrants and their children form ever-larger shares of the population.

Strangers No More

Anthropological Studies of Cat Island, the Bahamas ; Report of an Ethnographic Research Project Conducted in 1977

Author: Joel S. Savishinsky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cat Island (Bahamas)

Page: 349

View: 1965


Strangers Of The Mist

Tales of War and Peace from India's Northeast

Author: Sanjoy Hazarika

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184753349

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 408

View: 5326

This book would have been completed earlier but for events that disrupted millions of lives across India, including those of journalists : the demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, by a Hindu mob on 6 December 1992 and the communal riots that followed across the country. In January 1993, the selective massacres of Muslims at Bombay and the devastating revenge bomb blasts there two months later led to extensive travelling and reporting for the New York Times. In addition, there was 'normal reporting' : the Punjab, environmental, economic and political issues such as the billion dollar scam.

No More Strangers Now

Young Voices from a New South Africa

Author: Tim McKee

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789426635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 107

View: 9490

In their own words, teenagers from South Africa talk about their years growing up under apartheid, and about the changes now occurring in their country.

Strangers No More

One Family's Exceptional Journey from Christianity to Judaism

Author: Shlomo ben Avraham Brunell

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652293046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

View: 5783

In his new book, Strangers No More: One Family's Exceptional Journey from Christianity to Judaism, Brunell reveals the personal account of his wife and children, as they embark on the journey of a lifetime; he explains why he chose to walk down a different path, from a privileged and comfortable one - for something so difficult and different. He believes that by sharing his experiences, he will help others realize and rediscover the preciousness and uniqueness of Judaism.Strangers No More: One Family's Exceptional Journey from Christianity to Judaism, will be released in the upcoming spring to late fall and the author will also embark on a North American speaking tour at that time. Brunell is able to recapture this fascinating story in a humorous and intriguing manner, reflecting on the importance of Aliyah and what it truly means to be a Jew.

Strangers No More

New Narratives from India's Northeast

Author: Sanjoy Hazarika

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9789384067441

Category: India, Northeastern

Page: 472

View: 5908

Over twenty years ago, Sanjoy Hazarika's first book on the Northeast, Strangers of the Mist, was published to immediate acclaim. Hailed as an exciting, path-breaking narrative on the region, it has been cited extensively in studies of Northeast India, used as a resource for scholars and journalists and adopted as course material in colleges. Two decades later, in his new book, armed with more stories, interviews and research, and after extensive travels through the region, Hazarika explains how and where things stand in the Northeast today. He examines old and new struggles, contemporary trends and the sweeping changes that have taken place and asks whether the region and its people are still 'different' to the rest of India, to each other and whether they are destined to remain so. While it may not be possible to overcome lingering hatred, divisions and differences by brute force, economic might or efforts at cultural or political assimilation, there are other ways forward. These include the process of engagement-of accepting, if not embracing, the 'Idea of India' and working on forging connections between disparate cultures to overcome the mutual suspicions that have existed for decades. Hazarika tells little-known stories, drawn from personal experience and knowledge, of the way in which insurgents operate, of the reality of border towns in the region, the pain of victims, and the courage of fighters on either side of the ideological and physical conflict, in the jungles and in lands awash with rain and swamped by mist. He travels across borders and mountains, listening to tales of the people of the region and those who live in neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar. He challenges the stereotype of the 'Northeasterner', critiques the categorization of the 'Bangladeshi', deals with issues of 'race and discrimination', and suggests best practices that could be used to deal with intractable issues and combatants. Critically, he tries to portray the way in which new generations are grappling with old and current issues with an eye to the future. Extensively researched and brilliantly narrated, Strangers No More is arguably the most comprehensive book yet available about India's Northeast.

On Strangers No Longer

Perspectives on the Historic U.S.-Mexican Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Migration

Author: Todd Scribner,J. Kevin Appleby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780809148288

Category: Religion

Page: 358

View: 7490

A collection of essays. by Americans and Mexicans who offer their own perspectives on the difficult and controversial subject of migration.

Strangers No More

Tales of Alien Life by Science Fiction Masters Isaac Asimov, Philip José Farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley and More!

Author: Dover

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486795071

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9454

Drawn from the leading pulp magazines of the 1950s — Galaxy, Amazing Science Fiction Stories, and Fantastic Universe — these eight groundbreaking selections offer spellbinding science-fiction tales of encounters with Martians and other extraterrestrials. "Youth," by Isaac Asimov, recounts two friends' discovery of a pair of strange little animals the morning after mysterious thunder without a storm. Philip José Farmer's "Rastignac the Devil" tells of a fight against despotism 300 years in the future, and in "Year of the Big Thaw," by Marion Zimmer Bradley, a Connecticut farmer explains why he doesn't know the actual birthplace of his phenomenally gifted son. Other selections include "Warrior Race," by Robert Sheckley, which focuses on breaking an enemy's spirit; "Alien Offer," by Al Sevcik, concerning a risky chance to save Earth's children; Clifford D. Simak's "The World That Couldn’t Be," in which a farmer must hunt down the unusual creatures destroying his crops; "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," by Fredric Brown, telling of an attempted exchange by the red and blue planets; and Stanley G. Weinbaum's "A Martian Odyssey," a tale that changed the course of science fiction.

No more strangers, please!

Author: Alma J. Yates

Publisher: Deseret Book Co

ISBN: 9780875798288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 258

View: 546

When the Yosts, a Mormon couple with ten children, temporarily take in four more kids, chaos and adventure ensue.

Strangers in Their Own Land

Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620973987

Category: Political Science

Page: 395

View: 3013

2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016 One of "6 Books to Understand Trump's Win" according to the New York Times the day after the election The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild’s ‘strangers in their own land’ and a new elite.” Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called “humble and important” by David Brooks and “masterly” by Atul Gawande, Hochschild’s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers’ group guide at the back of the book.

Transnational Migration to Israel in Global Comparative Context

Author: Sarah S. Willen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110676

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 6781

Transnational Migration to Israel in Global Comparative Context explores both how and why the recent influx of approximately two hundred thousand non-Jewish migrants from dozens of countries across the globe has led state officials to declare in definitive terms that Israel "is not on immigration country" despite its unwavering commitment to welcoming unlimited-numbers of "homeward-bound" Jewish immigrants. The presence of labor migrants, along with smaller groups of asylum seekers and victims of trafficking in women, has dramatically transformed the local labor economy of Israel/Palestine and generated a wide array of complicated legal, policy-related, cultural, and ideological questions and dilemmas for the Israeli state, local municipalities, and civil society.

Stranger No More

A Muslim Refugee’s Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus

Author: Annahita Parsan

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718095723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3341

There will be pain ahead, and trouble and problems that I won’t be able to fix on my own. But in them all, I know God will be there, calling me to look to him. Inviting me to take the next step toward his open arms. And I will say yes. And yes. And yes. Annahita Parsan was born into a Muslim family in Iran and grew up with the simple hope of one day finding a good husband, having children, and doing some good in the world. Married and a mother before she turned eighteen, Annahita found herself unexpectedly widowed and trapped for years in an abusive second marriage that she later fled—discovering instead a God who might love her. Stranger No More is the remarkable true story of Annahita’s path from oppression to the life-changing hope of Jesus. Fleeing Iran across the mountains into Turkey, she spent months in the terrifying Agri prison before a miraculous release and flight to Europe, where she and her two children knelt in a church and prayed, “God, from this day on we are Christians.” Filled with unthinkable circumstances, miraculous rescues, and the quietly constant voice of Jesus, Stranger No More leads readers deep into the heart of God and draws them toward the same call that Annahita heeds today: using her past to save others from theirs. As the leader of two congregations in Sweden, Annahita has baptized hundreds of former Muslims since her own conversion, has seen firsthand the powerful ways God is at work among those who have left Islam behind, and is reminded every day that saying yes to God is always worth the risk.

On "Strangers No Longer"

Perspectives on the Historic U.S.-Mexican Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Migration

Author: Todd Scribner,J. Kevin Appleby

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587682893

Category: Church work with immigrants

Page: 358

View: 6472


Smile at Strangers

And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly

Author: Susan Schorn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547774362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5123

“Eat, pray . . . kick ass. Delivered with self-deprecating candor, Schorn's life lessons learned at the dojo will resonate with anyone who's ever tried to remodel a house, raise kids, cope with a health crisis, navigate office politics or hyperventilated—essentially anyone who's ever been slammed on the mat while testing for the black belt of life. Like the fighter herself, you can't put this one down.”—Mary Moore, author of The Unexpected When You're Expecting Susan Schorn led an anxious life. For no clear reason, she had become progressively paralyzed by fear. Fed up with feeling powerless, she took up karate. She learned how to say no and how to fight when you have to (even in the dark). Karate taught her how to persuade her husband to wear a helmet, best one bossy Girl Scout troop leader, and set boundaries with an over-sharing boss. Here this double black belt recounts a fighting, biting, laughing woman's journey on the road to living fearlessly—where enlightenment is as much about embracing absurdity and landing a punch as about finding that perfect method of meditation. Full of hilarious hijinks and tactical wisdom, Schorn's quest for a more satisfying life features practical—and often counterintuitive—lessons about safety and self defense. Smile at strangers, she says. Question your habits, your fears, your self-criticism: Self-criticism is easy. Self-improvement is hard. And don’t forget this essential gem: Everybody wants to have adventures. Whether they know it or not. Join the adventure in these pages, and come through it poised to have more of your own.

Strangers in Our Midst

Author: David Miller Miller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674969804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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How should democracies respond to the millions who want to settle in their societies? David Miller’s analysis reframes immigration as a question of political philosophy. Acknowledging the impact on host countries, he defends the right of states to control their borders and decide the future size, shape, and cultural make-up of their populations.

Strangers to the Constitution

Immigrants, Borders, and Fundamental Law

Author: Gerald L. Neuman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400821952

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 7445

Gerald Neuman discusses in historical and contemporary terms the repeated efforts of U.S. insiders to claim the Constitution as their exclusive property and to deny constitutional rights to aliens and immigrants--and even citizens if they are outside the nation's borders. Tracing such efforts from the debates over the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798 to present-day controversies about illegal aliens and their children, the author argues that no human being subject to the governance of the United States should be a "stranger to the Constitution." Thus, whenever the government asserts its power to impose obligations on individuals, it brings them within the constitutional system and should afford them constitutional rights. In Neuman's view, this mutuality of obligation is the most persuasive approach to extending constitutional rights extraterritorially to all U.S. citizens and to those aliens on whom the United States seeks to impose legal responsibilities. Examining both mutuality and more flexible theories, Neuman defends some constitutional constraints on immigration and deportation policies and argues that the political rights of aliens need not exclude suffrage. Finally, in regard to whether children born in the United States to illegally present alien parents should be U.S. citizens, he concludes that the Constitution's traditional shield against the emergence of a hereditary caste of "illegals" should be vigilantly preserved.

Familiar Strangers, Juvenile Panic and the British Press

The Decline of Social Trust

Author: J. Morrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137529954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 4754

This book argues that Britain is gripped by an endemic and ongoing panic about the position of children in society – which frames them as, alternately, victims and threats. It argues the press is a key player in promoting this discourse, which is rooted in a wide-scale breakdown in social trust.