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Immigration from a Social‐Psychological Perspective

Immigration from a Social‐Psychological Perspective Kay Deaux . To Be an Immigrant . New York : Russell Sage Foundation , 2006 . $35.00 . ISBN: 0‐87154‐086‐X . Immigration, with all of its complexities, remains an issue of importance and controversy in the United States. Depending on the era, the United States has either restricted entrance or relaxed immigration quotas to allow individuals to enter. To Be an Immigrant by Kay Deaux provides a psychological perspective to the dialogue on immigration, which has been traditionally dominated by either broad‐level analysis or ethnographic and/or autobiographical works. In this book, Deaux concentrates on the experience of the immigrant within the larger system and the interconnections between the individual and the broader social context. This work comes at time when immigration is once again one of the issues at the forefront of American politics. Deaux not only tackles issues such as perceptions of immigrant groups but also ethnic identity and acculturation. In the first chapter, Deaux presents the systematic framework adapted from Pettigrew's (1997) model of personality and social structure to discuss the different elements of immigration presented in the book. According to Deaux the macro level refers to elements of the social structure such as “political, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy Wiley

Immigration from a Social‐Psychological Perspective

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1529-7489
eISSN
1530-2415
DOI
10.1111/j.1530-2415.2007.00138.x
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Kay Deaux . To Be an Immigrant . New York : Russell Sage Foundation , 2006 . $35.00 . ISBN: 0‐87154‐086‐X . Immigration, with all of its complexities, remains an issue of importance and controversy in the United States. Depending on the era, the United States has either restricted entrance or relaxed immigration quotas to allow individuals to enter. To Be an Immigrant by Kay Deaux provides a psychological perspective to the dialogue on immigration, which has been traditionally dominated by either broad‐level analysis or ethnographic and/or autobiographical works. In this book, Deaux concentrates on the experience of the immigrant within the larger system and the interconnections between the individual and the broader social context. This work comes at time when immigration is once again one of the issues at the forefront of American politics. Deaux not only tackles issues such as perceptions of immigrant groups but also ethnic identity and acculturation. In the first chapter, Deaux presents the systematic framework adapted from Pettigrew's (1997) model of personality and social structure to discuss the different elements of immigration presented in the book. According to Deaux the macro level refers to elements of the social structure such as “political,

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Analyses of Social Issues & Public PolicyWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2007

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