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Foner, Nancy 1945-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 21,344 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: JV6465, 304.873
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nancy Foner
 
Most widely held works by Nancy Foner
New immigrants in New York by Nancy Foner( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the composition of New York City's immigrant population, this book brings together contributions from leaders in their respective fields to show how new immigrants are transforming the city - and how New York
From Ellis Island to JFK : New York's two great waves of immigration by Nancy Foner( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of New York City few events loom larger than the wave of immigration at the turn of the twentieth century. Today a similar influx in once again transforming the city. This in-depth study compares these two huge social changes
In a new land : a comparative view of immigration by Nancy Foner( Book )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the 2000 census, foreign-born US residents, together with their American-born children, constitute one fifth of the nation's population. What does this mass immigration mean for America? Nancy Foner attampts to answer this question in her study of comparative immigration
Ages in conflict : a cross-cultural perspective on inequality between old and young by Nancy Foner( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration research for a new century : multidisciplinary perspectives by Nancy Foner( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference held at Columbia University in June 1998
Not just black and white : historical and contemporary perspectives on immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States by Nancy Foner( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Not Just Black and White, editors Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson bring together a group of social scientists and historians to consider the relationship between immigration and the ways in which concepts of race and ethnicity have evolved in the United States from the end of the nineteenth century to the present."--Jacket
The caregiving dilemma : work in an American nursing home by Nancy Foner( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American arrivals : anthropology engages the new immigration( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soaring immigration to the United States in the transitional years of the new century has awakened old fears and inspired new anxieties about the future cultural shape of this country. Yet we know little about the experience of recent immigrant communities. In this volume, nine anthropologists reflect on the history of studies of migration, evaluate anthropology's contribution to the field, and develop a research program for the future. Placing contemporary immigration in the context of globalization and transnational social fields, their essays demonstrate the importance of gender and particular urban circumstances to understanding immigrants' life worlds. Addressing issues of health care, education, and minority values and practices among Mexicans, Haitians, Somalis, Afghans, and other newcomers to the United States, the authors raise serious questions about the meaning and political uses of ideas about cultural difference." -- Back cover
Across generations : immigrant families in America by Nancy Foner( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants and their American-born children represent about one quarter of the United States population. Drawing on rich, in-depth ethnographic research, the fascinating case studies in Across Generations examine the intricacies of relations between the generations in a broad range of immigrant groups - from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa - and give a sense of what everyday life is like in immigrant families. Moving beyond the cliche of the children of immigrants engaging in pitched battles against tradition-bound parents from the old country, these vivid essays offer a nuanced view that brings out the ties that bind the generations as well as the tensions that divide them. Tackling key issues like parental discipline, marriage choices, educational and occupational expectations, legal status, and transnational family ties, Across Generations brings crucial insights to our understanding of the United States as a nation of immigrants
Status and power in rural Jamaica; a study of educational and political change by Nancy Foner( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting the demise of the plural society in Jamaica, this study deals with the interrelationship between local and national educational and occupational status aspirations. As the formal educational system, the nonagricultural sectors, and the political parties have developed and examined, the opportunities for educational and occupational mobility among rural blacks have increased. However, the aspirations of all cannot be met, for only 1 out of every 7 children in a given rural community manages via financial support and/or academic achievement to enter the secondary schools. Competition is fierce, therefore, among families who are trying to encourage their children toward upward mobility. Education is seen as the key to mobility because traditionally the educated elite have been both racially and economically superior, a sharp distinction being made between the "colored" middle class and the "black" uneducated lower class. At this juncture, it is conceivable that those people who are unable to extricate themselves from the lower class will ultimately be labeled "poor", a category which increasingly presupposes segregation, the uneducable and the racially inferior segments of society. (Jc)
Islands in the city : West Indian migration to New York( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and empirical data to explore the effects of West Indian migration and to develop analytic frameworks to examine it
Wounded city : the social impact of 9/11( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York has eight million deeply personal and unique stories of pain and perseverance from September 11, 2001. But the toll of the tragedy is greater than the anguish it inflicts on individuals - communities suffer as well. In Wounded City, editor Nancy Foner brings together an accomplished group of scholars to document how a broad range of communities - residential, occupational, ethnic, and civic - were affected and changed by the World Trade Center attacks." "Using survey data and in-depth ethnographies, the book offers sophisticated analysis and gives voice to the human experiences behind the summary statistics, revealing how the nature of these communities shaped their responses to the disaster."--Jacket
Strangers no more : immigration and the challenges of integration in North America and Western Europe by Richard D Alba( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by publisher
One out of three : immigrant New York in the twenty-first century( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising new realities of immigrant life in twenty-first-century New York City. Contributors show how fifty years of massive inflows have transformed New York City's economic and cultural life and how the city has changed the lives of immigrant newcomers. Nancy Foner's introduction describes how New York is special as a gateway to America, and a demographic overview chapter details t
New York and Amsterdam : immigration and the new urban landscape by Nancy Foner( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration is dramatically changing major cities throughout the world. Nowhere is this more so than in New York City and Amsterdam, which, after decades of large-scale immigration, now have populations that are more than a third foreign-born. These cities have had to deal with the challenge of incorporating hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose cultures, languages, religions, and racial backgrounds differ dramatically from those of many long-established residents. New York and Amsterdam brings together a distinguished and interdisciplinary group of American and Dutch scholars to examine and compare the impact of immigration on two of the world's largest urban centres
Jamaica farewell : Jamaican migrants in London by Nancy Foner( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaican migrants : a comparative analysis of the New York and London experience by Nancy Foner( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear, anxiety, and national identity : immigration and belonging in North America and Western Europe( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas : breaching the border, bridging the distance by Rachel H Adler( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaal as context -- Yucatan in the context of United States-Mexico migration -- Living in Kaal -- The meaning of "Mayanness" -- Yucatecans in the "Big D" -- Racial and ethnic relations in Dallas -- The Yucatecans in Dallas -- Crossing the line : migrants and the U.S.-Mexico border -- U.S. migration law, border crossing, and transnational migration -- The border crossing process -- Effects of border crossing -- Border crossing : "weapon of the weak" -- Migrant agendas and transnationalism -- Yucatecan migrant agendas -- Migrant agendas : two examples -- Circumventing the nation-state -- Dallas-Yucatan transnational migration -- Goods and information -- Women and men migrants -- Women and men from Kaal : gendered social spheres -- Case studies of migrant couples -- Discussion of the cases -- Conclusion : Yucatecan men and women in Dallas -- Yucatecan migrants and social change -- Final thoughts : will transnationalism last?
Nuer journeys, Nuer lives : Sudanese refugees in Minnesota by Jon Holtzman( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From Ellis Island to JFK : New York's two great waves of immigration
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From Ellis Island to JFK : New York's two great waves of immigrationIn a new land : a comparative view of immigrationImmigration research for a new century : multidisciplinary perspectivesNot just black and white : historical and contemporary perspectives on immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United StatesThe caregiving dilemma : work in an American nursing homeAmerican arrivals : anthropology engages the new immigrationAcross generations : immigrant families in AmericaIslands in the city : West Indian migration to New YorkWounded city : the social impact of 9/11