New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xvi, 399 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: 'Immigrant illegality' : constructions and critiques / Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom The construction of 'Illegality': Immigration 'reform' and the production of migrant 'illegality' / Nicholas De Genova ; Coercive immigration enforcement and bureaucratic ideology / Nestor Rodriguez and Cristian Paredes ; 'Illegality' across generations : public discourse and the children of undocumented immigrants / Leo R. Chavez ; 'Illegality' and the U.S.-Mexico border : how it is produced and resisted / Josiah McC. Heyman Complicating lived experiences of 'illegality': Latino immigrants' diverse experiences of 'illegality' / Leisy J. Abrego ; Challenging the transition to new 'illegalities' : undocumented young adults and the shifting boundaries of inclusion / Roberto G. Gonzales, Luisa Laura Heredia and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales ; The modern deportation regime and Mexican families : the indirect consequences for children in new destination communities / Joanna Dreby ; From legal to 'illegal' : the deportation of legal permanent residents from the United States / Tanya Golash-Boza Responses and resistance:
"The topic of "illegal" immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In this collection of essays, contributors from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, law, political science, religious studies, and sociology - examine how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and how its power is wielded and resisted. The authors conclude that the current concept of immigrant illegality is in need of sustained critique, as careful analysis will aid policy discussions and lead to more just solutions"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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