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Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Ruben Rumbaut


The new immigration to the United States is unprecedented in its diversity of color, class, and cultural origins. Over the past few decades, the racial and ethnic composition and stratification of the American population—as well as the social meanings of race, ethnicity, and American identity—have fundamentally changed. This book examines the lives and trajectories of the children of today's immigrants. The emerging ethnic groups of the United States in the twenty-first century are being formed in this process, with potentially profound societal impacts. Whether this new ethnic mosaic reinvigo ... More

Keywords: immigration, race, ethnicity, American identity, societal impact, children of immigrants, downward mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520230118
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruben Rumbaut, author