Constructing Borders/Crossing Boundaries Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration by Brettell, Caroline B.; Byrd, Alexander X.; Feliciano, Cynthia; Fuentes, Norma; Hackshaw, Alana; Hernandez, David; Karim, Jamillah; Rose, Mariel; Shih, Johanna; Valdez, Zulema; Zeltzer-Zubida, Aviva, 9780739115701
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  • ISBN: 9780739115701 | 0739115707
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/4/2008

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Race and ethnicity can both unite and divide. The essays in this volume take on the construction and significance of race and ethnicity as boundary-making processes among diverse immigrant populations in the United States. The individual scholars contributing to this volume model, deploy, and explain notions of "borders" and "boundaries" in various ways, but collectively they emphasize the fluidity of racial and ethnic identities that are shaped, negotiated, and contested in specific contexts and situations. Constructing Borders/Crossing Boundaries also captures the range of spaces in which ethnicity and race become salient-the university, the immigrant enclave, the detention center, the workplace, the nightclub, and even the trans-Atlantic passage. This interdisciplinary volume features essays on a diverse range of immigrant populations from past to present and will interest scholars across disciplines. Book jacket.

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