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Massey, Douglas S.

Works: 131 works in 414 publications in 3 languages and 14,631 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E185.61, 305.800973
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Most widely held works about Douglas S Massey
Most widely held works by Douglas S Massey
American apartheid : segregation and the making of the underclass by Douglas S Massey( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful and disturbing book clearly links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities. American Apartheid shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the twentieth century in order to isolate growing urban black populations. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously that it amounts to hyper-segregation
Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integration by Douglas S Massey( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Smoke and Mirrors shows how U.S. immigration policies enacted between 1986 and 1996 - largely for symbolic domestic political purposes - harm the interests of Mexico, the United States, and the people who migrate between them. The costs have been high. The book documents how the massive expansion of border enforcement has wasted billions of dollars and hundreds of lives, yet has not deterred increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants from heading north. The authors also uncover how the new policies unleashed a host of unintended consequences: a shift away from seasonal, circular migration toward permanent settlement; the creation of a black market for Mexican labor; the transformation of Mexican immigration from a regional phenomenon into a broad social movement touching every region of the country, and even the lowering of wages for legal U.S. residents. What had been a relatively open and benign labor process before 1986 was transformed into an exploitative underground system of labor coercion, one that lowered wages and working conditions of undocumented migrants, legal immigrants, and American citizens alike." "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors offers specific proposals for repairing the damage. Rather than denying the reality of labor migration, the authors recommend regularizing it and working to manage it so as to promote economic development in Mexico, minimize costs and disruptions for the United States, and maximize benefits for all concerned. This book provides an essential "user's manual" for readers seeking a historical, theoretical, and substantive understanding of how U.S. Policy on Mexican immigration evolved to its current dysfunctional state, as well as how it might be fixed."--Jacket
Crossing the border : research from the Mexican Migration Project( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reyes uses statistical models and qualitative interviews to show that the militarization of the Mexican border has actually kept immigrants who wanted to leave the United States from returning home by making them fear that they might be caught crossing back into Mexico."--Jacket
Categorically unequal : the American stratification system by Douglas S Massey( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracles on the border : retablos of Mexican migrants to the United States by Jorge Durand( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few forms of religious folk art are as abundant or expressive as Mexican retablos - folk images painted on sheets of tin that are offered as votives of thanks to Christ or the Virgin Mary for a miracle granted or a favor bestowed. In this vivid study, Jorge Durand and Douglas Massey offer a multilayered analysis of retablos created by Mexican migrants to the United States. Richly illustrated with forty color photographs, this book will appeal to those interested in Mexican folk art and religious art, sociologists, and others seeking a fuller understanding of transnational migration. The authors first trace the history of retablos, which began in the early seventeenth century when the art form emerged in Mexico as a blend of European and Amerindian votive traditions. While placing the paintings in the context of international votive conventions, Durand and Massey also distinguish the purely artistic techniques that define retablos, detailing their strong influence on many of Mexico's leading nineteenth- and twentieth-century painters, most notably Frida Kahlo. As Mexican migrants began to head north into the United States from western Mexico, a contemporary center of votive supplication, they brought the retablo tradition with them. Durand and Massey study these retablos both as aesthetic texts and as social documents. They systematically analyze 124 contemporary retablo texts created by migrants and their families, scrutinizing the shifting subjects and themes that constitute a running record of the migrants' unique experiences. The result is a vivid work of synthesis that connects the history of an art form and a people, links two very different cultures, and allows a deeper understanding of a major twentieth-century theme - the drama of transnational migration
Problem of the century : racial stratification in the United States( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1899, the great African American scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois, published The Philadelphia Negro, the first systematic case study of an African American community and one of the foundations of American sociology. Du Bois prophesied that the "color line" would be "the problem of the twentieth century." One hundred years later, Problem of the Century reflects upon his prophecy, exploring the ways in which the color line is still visible in the labor market, the housing market, education, family structure, and many other aspects of life at the turn of a new century."--Jacket
New faces in new places : the changing geography of American immigration by Douglas S Massey( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... aims to explain the dramatic shift in the geography of immigrant settlement since the 1990s, and to explore its wide-ranging consequences for new receiving communities in the South and Midwest- from changed intergroup relations to the responses of local institutions and the immigrants themselves."
Brokered boundaries : creating immigrant identity in anti-immigrant times by Douglas S Massey( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-immigrant sentiment reached a fever pitch after 9/11, but its origins go back much further. Public rhetoric aimed at exposing a so-called invasion of Latino immigrants has been gaining ground for more than three decades, and fueling increasingly restrictive federal immigration policy. Accompanied by a flagging U.S. economy, record-level joblessness, bankruptcy, and income inequality, as well as waning consumer confidence, these conditions signaled one of the most hostile environments for immigrants in recent memory. In this book the authors untangle the complex political, social, and economic conditions underlying the rise of xenophobia in U.S. society. The book draws on in-depth interviews with Latin American immigrants in metropolitan New York and Philadelphia and, in their own words and images, reveals what life is like for immigrants attempting to integrate in anti-immigrant times. What do the social categories "Latino" and "American" actually mean to today's immigrants? This book analyzes how first and second generation immigrants from Central and South America and the Caribbean navigate these categories and their associated meanings as they make their way through U.S. society. The authors argue that the mythos of immigration, in which newcomers gradually shed their respective languages, beliefs, and cultural practices in favor of a distinctly American way of life, is, in reality, a process of negotiation between new arrivals and native-born citizens. Natives control interactions with outsiders by creating institutional, social, psychological, and spatial mechanisms that delimit immigrants' access to material resources and even social status. Immigrants construct identities based on how they perceive and respond to these social boundaries. The authors make clear that today's Latino immigrants are brokering boundaries in the context of unprecedented economic uncertainty, repressive anti-immigrant legislation, and a heightening fear that upward mobility for immigrants translates into downward mobility for the native-born. Despite an absolute decline in Latino immigration, immigration-related statutes have tripled in recent years, including many that further shred the safety net for legal permanent residents as well as the undocumented. This book shows that although Latin American immigrants come from many different countries, their common reception in a hostile social environment produces an emergent Latino identity soon after arrival. During anti-immigrant times, however, the longer immigrants stay in America, the more likely they are to experience discrimination and the less likely they are to identify as Americans
Worlds in motion : understanding international migration at the end of the millennium by Douglas S Massey( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Worlds in Motion seeks to create a comprehensive theory of international migration for the next century." "After explicating the various propositions and hypotheses of current theories, and identifying areas of complementarity and conflict, the authors review empirical research emanating from each of the world's principal international migration systems: North America, Western Europe, the Gulf, Asia and the Pacific, and the Southern Cone of South America. Using data from the 1980s, levels and patterns of migration within each system are described to define their structure and organization. Specific studies are then comprehensively surveyed to evaluate the fundamental propositions of neoclassical economics, the new economics of labour migration, segmented labour market theory, world systems theory, social capital theory, and the theory of cumulative causation."--Jacket
Return to Aztlan : the social process of international migration from western Mexico by Douglas S Massey( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Aztlan analyzes the social process of international migration through an intensive study of four carefully chosen Mexican communities. The book combines historical, anthropological, and survey data to construct a vivid and comprehensive picture of the social dynamics of contemporary Mexican migration to the United States
The source of the river : the social origins of freshmen at America's selective colleges and universities by Douglas S Massey( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Source of the River, Douglas Massey and his colleagues investigate the roots of minority underperformance in selective colleges and universities. They explain how such factors as neighborhood, family, peer group, and early schooling influence the academic performance of students from differing racial and ethnic origins and differing social classes." "Drawing on a major new source of data - the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen - the authors undertake a comprehensive analysis of the diverse pathways by which whites, African Americans, Latinos, and Asians enter American higher education. Theirs is the first study to document the different characteristics that students bring to campus and to trace out the influence of these differences on later academic performance. They show that black and Latino students do not enter college disadvantaged by a lack of self-esteem. In fact, overconfidence is more common than low self-confidence among some minority students. Despite this, minority students are adversely affected by racist stereotypes of intellectual inferiority. Although academic preparation is the strongest predictor of college performance, shortfalls in academic preparation are themselves largely a matter of socioeconomic disadvantage and racial segregation."--Jacket
Return of the "L" word : a liberal vision for the new century by Douglas S Massey( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somewhere in the 1970s liberals in the United States lost their way. After successes like the New Deal, they became arrogant. So argues Douglas Massey in Return of the "L" Word. Faced with the difficult politics of race and class, liberals used the heavy hand of government to impose policies on a resentful public. Conservatives capitalized on this with a staunch ideology of free markets, limited government, and conservative social values. The time is ripe for a liberal realignment, declares Massey, but what has been lacking is a consistent liberal ideology that explains to voters, in simple terms, government's vital role in producing a healthier, more financially equitable, less divided society." "This book supplies that ideology. Massey begins his manifesto by laying out the liberals' mistakes over the past twenty years. Drawing on insights from the expanding field of economic sociology, he then sets forth a clear set of liberal principles to explain how markets work in society, principles he applies to articulate salable liberal policies." "After outlining a new liberal political philosophy, Massey traces liberalism's opposition and says plainly: liberals should have no illusions about the competition's resolve and skill. He closes with a practical approach to liberal coalition-building in America. The political economy conservatives have constructed in recent decades has benefited 20 percent of the people. Liberal success requires a return to material rather than symbolic politics, showing most Americans why it is in their economic as well as moral interest to support the liberal cause."--Jacket
Chronicle of a myth foretold : the Washington Consensus in Latin America( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moynihan Report revisited : lessons and reflections after four decades( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climbing Mount Laurel : the struggle for affordable housing and social mobility in an American suburb by Douglas S Massey( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under the New Jersey State Constitution as interpreted by the State Supreme Court in 1975 and 1983, municipalities are required to use their zoning authority to create realistic opportunities for a fair share of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. Mount Laurel was the town at the center of the court decisions. As a result, Mount Laurel has become synonymous with the debate over affordable housing policy designed to create economically integrated communities. What was the impact of the Mount Laurel decision on those most affected by it? What does the case tell us about economic inequality? Climbing Mount Laurel undertakes a systematic evaluation of the Ethel Lawrence Homes--a housing development produced as a result of the Mount Laurel decision. Douglas Massey and his colleagues assess the consequences for the surrounding neighborhoods and their inhabitants, the township of Mount Laurel, and the residents of the Ethel Lawrence Homes. Their analysis reveals what social scientists call neighborhood effects--the notion that neighborhoods can shape the life trajectories of their inhabitants. Climbing Mount Laurel proves that the building of affordable housing projects is an efficacious, cost-effective approach to integration and improving the lives of the poor, with reasonable cost and no drawbacks for the community at large."--Publisher's description
Spheres of influence : the social ecology of racial and class inequality by Douglas S Massey( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black-white divide has long haunted the United States as a driving force behind social inequality. Yet, the civil rights movement, the increase in immigration, and the restructuring of the economy in favor of the rich over the last several decades have begun to alter to contours of inequality. Spheres of Influence presents a rigorous new study of the intersections of racial and class disparities today. By advancing an ecological model of human development that considers the dynamics of race and class across multiple social spheres, Spheres of Influence sheds important light on the factors that are currently driving inequality today. -- from back cover
Strangers in a strange land : humans in an urbanizing world by Douglas S Massey( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massey argues that humans are genetically programmed to be physiologically, and socially adapted to life in small groups and to live in an organic natural environment. Despite this, most of us live in huge dense cities in a mostly artificial environment
Clandestinos : migración México-Estados Unidos en los albores del siglo XXI by Jorge Durand( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En las décadas de los años sesenta y setenta, el perfil del migrante era muy fácil de definir: se trataba de un migrante temporal, masculino e indocumentado. Hoy, el perfil del migrante se ha vuelto mucho más complejo. El migrante de hoy ha diversificado los lugares a donde se establece, permanece por más tiempo, las mujeres se han sumado al flujo migratorio y ha aumentado la migración a zonas urbanas. Es por ello que los estudios migratorios actuales necesitan tomar en cuenta estos nuevos aspectos. Este libro consta de una introducción general y seis capítulos, empezando con el marco teórico, que en este caso es un enfoque multidisciplinario. El segundo capítulo nos explica la migración mexicana y la distingue de otros flujos que también se dirigen a los Estados Unidos. El siguiente capítulo nos habla sobre los lugares de origen de los migrantes. El cuarto ofrece un panorama de hacia dónde se dirigen los migrantes una vez que logran cruzar la frontera. El quinto capítulo aborda el trabajo de los migrantes mexicanos en el trabajo agrícola. El último se ofrece un panorama del cambio radical que ha sufrido el proceso de migración, así como las conclusiones y la bibliografía. Se trata de un excelente estudio sustentado en más de 20 años de investigación."--Amazon
The nonresponse challenge to surveys and statistics( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American apartheid : segregation and the making of the underclass
Alternative Names
Douglas Massey American sociologist

Douglas Massey Amerikaans socioloog

Douglas Massey sociologue américain

Douglas Massey US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Massey, D. S. 1952-

Massey, Douglas 1952-

Massey, Douglas S.


English (218)

Spanish (9)

French (2)

Beyond smoke and mirrors : Mexican immigration in an era of economic integrationCrossing the border  : research from the Mexican Migration ProjectCategorically unequal : the American stratification systemMiracles on the border : retablos of Mexican migrants to the United StatesProblem of the century : racial stratification in the United StatesNew faces in new places : the changing geography of American immigrationBrokered boundaries : creating immigrant identity in anti-immigrant timesWorlds in motion : understanding international migration at the end of the millennium