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The Resource American dreaming : immigrant life on the margins, Sarah J. Mahler

American dreaming : immigrant life on the margins, Sarah J. Mahler

Label
American dreaming : immigrant life on the margins
Title
American dreaming
Title remainder
immigrant life on the margins
Statement of responsibility
Sarah J. Mahler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American Dreaming chronicles in rich detail the struggles of immigrants who have fled troubled homelands in search of a better life in the United States, only to be marginalized by the society that they hoped would embrace them. Sarah Mahler draws from her experiences living among undocumented Salvadoran and South American immigrants in a Long Island suburb of Manhattan. In moving interviews they describe their disillusionment with life in the United States but blame themselves individually or as a whole for their lack of economic success and not the greater society. As she explores the reasons behind this outlook, the author argues that marginalization fosters antagonism within ethnic groups while undermining the ethnic solidarity emphasized by many scholars of immigration
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahler, Sarah J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M26
LC item number
M34 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marginality, Social
  • Immigrants
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
Label
American dreaming : immigrant life on the margins, Sarah J. Mahler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaving home -- The trip as personal transformation -- Great expectations, early disillusionments -- The construction of marginality -- Making money off the margins -- Lucrative, liminal law -- The encargado industry -- Immigrants and the American dream
Control code
32350009
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780691037820
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95013473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
American dreaming : immigrant life on the margins, Sarah J. Mahler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaving home -- The trip as personal transformation -- Great expectations, early disillusionments -- The construction of marginality -- Making money off the margins -- Lucrative, liminal law -- The encargado industry -- Immigrants and the American dream
Control code
32350009
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780691037820
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95013473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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