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Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times Hardcover – June, 2010


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  • Hardcover: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation (June 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871545799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871545794
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,944,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Formerly he was the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of American Apartheid (Harvard University Press, 1993), which won the Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association, and more recently he co-authored The Source of the River, the first analysis of minority achievement in selective colleges and universities based on a representative, national sample.

Massey has also published extensively on Mexican immigration, including the books Return to Aztlan (University of California Press, 1987) and Miracles on the Border (University of Arizona Press, 1995). The latter book, co-authored with Jorge Durand, won a 1996 Southwest Book Award. His latest two books on immigration, coauthored with long-time collaborator Jorge Durand, are Crossing the Border (Russell Sage Press, 2004) and Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (Russell Sage Press 2002). The latter offers a critical analysis of U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico during a period of widespread economic integration under NAFTA and won the 2004 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in social demography,.

Massey has also served on the faculty of the University of Chicago where he directed its Latin American Studies Center and Population Research Center. He is also formerly a director of the University of Pennsylvania's Population Studies Center and chair of its Graduate Group in Demography. During 1979 and 1980 he undertook postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. Massey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is Past-President of the Population Association of America and the American Sociological Association and current President of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

His most recent book is Taming the River: Negotiating the Academic, Financial, and Social Currents in America's Selective Colleges and Universities (Princeton University Press 2009). He is currently revising a book entitled Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (co-authored with Magaly Sanchez).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bingo Buchanan on August 22, 2012
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Brokered Boundaries is one of Massey's better immigration books (and it's not like the others are shabby). This book focuses on a lesser-studied aspect of Latino immigration, immigrant identity. Massey and Sanchez R. examine whether Latino immigrants feel like Americans, or whether they identify more with the "Latino" label, which many did not hold in their countries of origin. In the course of answering this question, Massey and Sanchez R. also summarize the characteristics of Latino immigrants in the New York-Philadelphia urban corridor, explain the creation of the "Latino" identity for Central and South American immigrants, and explain the rise of anti-immigrant (specifically anti-Latino immigrant) sentiment in the United States. This book provides a great introduction to the realities of immigration in America. I highly recommend it.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jose Perez on July 20, 2013
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Book was as described BRAND NEW... my pocket and my future education thank you ;) Hope to work with you again
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