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A Visa for a Dream Dominicans in the United States (Part of the New Immigrants Series),9780205166756

A Visa for a Dream Dominicans in the United States (Part of the New Immigrants Series)

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1st
ISBN13:

9780205166756

ISBN10:
020516675X
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/15/1996
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

This text is part of The New Immigrants Series edited by Nancy Foner. This groundbreaking new series fills the gap in knowledge relating to today's immigrants, how these groups are attempting to redefine their cultures while here, and their contribution to a new and changing America.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Series vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Research Methods xiv
Dominican Exodus: The Emigration Process
1(18)
Organizing Emigration
6(5)
The ``Cadena''
11(3)
``Si te va bien, escribe'': ``If Things Go Well There, Write''
14(5)
Settling in New York
19(14)
New York: The Capital of Dominicans Abroad
21(1)
Settlement Patterns
22(2)
Washington Heights
24(5)
Ethnic Succession in Washington Heights
29(2)
Conclusion
31(2)
Buscando Mejor Vida: In Search of a Better Life
33(14)
Dominicans in the New York City Economy
34(5)
Declining Opportunities
39(2)
A Profile of Dominicans in New York
41(3)
Conclusion
44(3)
Dominican Immigrant Families: Continuity and Change
47(22)
Dominican Families Back Home
48(1)
Dominican Immigrant Families
49(7)
Disbanded Unions
56(6)
Dominican Youth: Challenges to Generational Hierarchy
62(6)
Conclusion
68(1)
Forging Lives ``Aqui'' [Here] and ``Alla'' [There]
69(24)
New York As a Waiting Room
71(2)
From Immigrants to Ethnics
73(1)
Transnational Lives: Maintaining a Presence in Both New York and the Dominican Republic
74(5)
``Yours Is a Country for Women; Ours Is a Country for Men''
79(4)
A Fragile Return
83(3)
Challenges That Lie Ahead
86(7)
References 93


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