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PART' I THEORIES AND CONCEPTS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION SImmigration Theory for a New Century: Some Problems and Opportunities Alejandro Portes 21 2 Why Does Immigration Occur? A Theoretical Synthesis Douglas S. Masscy 34 3 The Role of Gender, Households, and Social Networks in the Migration Process: A Review and Appraisal Patricia K Pessar 53 4 Matters of State: Theorizing Immigration Policy Aristide R, Zolber 71 o Transmigrants and Nation-States: Something Old and Something New in the US, Immigrant Experience Nina Glick Schiller 94 6 Theories of International Migration and Immigration: A Preliminary Reconnaissance of Ideal Types Charles Hirschman 120 PART II IMMIGRpNT ADAPTATION, ASSIMILATION, AND INCORPORATION 7 Rethinking Assimilation Theory for a New Era of Immigration Richard Alba an Victor ee 137 8 Toward a Reconciliation of "Assimilation" and "Pluralism": The interplay of Acculturation and Ethnic Retention Herbert], Gans 161 9 Assimilation and Its Discon tents: Ironies and Paradoxes Riubin G Rumbaut 172 10 Segmented. Assimilation: Issues, Controversies, and Recent Research on the New Second Generation Meet Zhou 196 11 Social and Linguistic Aspects of Assimilation Today David E. Upez z12 12 Immigrants, Past and Present; A Reconsideration Joel Perlmetan and Roger Waldizger 3 13 Immigrants' Socioeconoimc Progress Post-1965: Forging Mobility or Survival? Rebeca Raijman and Martes Tienda 239 14 The Immigrant Family: Cultural Legacies and Cultural Changes Maset Poster 257 PART III THP AMESIC.AN RLSPONSE TO IMMIGRMTON 15 Liberty, Coercion, and the Making of Ameiicans Gaty Gersde 275 16 Immigration and Political Incorporation in the Contemporary United States David Plotke 294 17 Historical Perspectives on the Economic Consequences of Immigration into the United States Susan Rf Carter and Richard Sutch 319 18 Immigration and the Receiving Economy Rachel M. Friedberg and Jennifer Hunt 342 19 Fiscal Impacts of Immigrants and the Shrinking Welfare State 77omas j. Espenshade and Gregory A, Huber 360 20 Face the Nation: Race, Immi- gration, and the Rise of Nadvism in Late-Twentieth- Century America George J. Sinchez 371 21 Instead of a Sequel, or, How I .ost My Subject John Highbam 33 22 Immigration Reform and the Browning of America: Tensions, Conflicts, and Community Instability in Metropolitan Los Angeles James H. Johnson Jr., Walter C. Farrelljr., and Chandr Guinn 390 23 Urban Political Conflicts and Alliances: New York and Los Angeles Compared John Hull Mollnkopf 42 24 U.S. Immigration and Changing Relations Between African Americans and LAtinos Nestor Rodrigez 423