American Dreaming: Immigrant Life on the Margins Sarah J. Mahler

ISBN: 9780691037837

Published: November 13th 1995

Hardcover

268 pages


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American Dreaming: Immigrant Life on the Margins  by  Sarah J. Mahler

American Dreaming: Immigrant Life on the Margins by Sarah J. Mahler
November 13th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 268 pages | ISBN: 9780691037837 | 10.34 Mb

This text chronicles the struggles of immigrants who have fled troubled homelands in search of a better life in the United States, only to be marginalized by the society that they hoped would embrace them. Sarah Mahler draws from her experiencesMoreThis text chronicles the struggles of immigrants who have fled troubled homelands in search of a better life in the United States, only to be marginalized by the society that they hoped would embrace them. Sarah Mahler draws from her experiences living among undocumented Salvadoran and South American immigrants in a Long Island suburb of Manhattan.

In interviews they describe their disillusionment with life in the United States but blame themselves individually or as a whole for their lack of economic success and not the greater society. As she explores the reasons behind this outlook, the author argues that marginalization fosters antagonism within ethnic groups while undermining the ethnic solidarity emphasized by many scholars of immigration.



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