Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America by Nancy Foner

By Nancy Foner

Immigrants and their American-born young children signify approximately one region of the us inhabitants. Drawing on wealthy, in-depth ethnographic study, the attention-grabbing case reports in throughout Generations learn the intricacies of family members among the generations in a extensive variety of immigrant groups—from Latin the United States, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa—and supply a feeling of what lifestyle is like in immigrant families.Moving past the clich? of the kids of immigrants undertaking pitched battles opposed to tradition-bound mom and dad from the outdated state, those vibrant essays provide a nuanced view that brings out the binds that bind the generations in addition to the tensions that divide them. Tackling key concerns like parental self-discipline, marriage offerings, academic and occupational expectancies, felony prestige, and transnational relations ties, throughout Generations brings the most important insights to our realizing of the U.S. as a state of immigrants.Contributors: Leisy Abrego, JoAnn D'Alisera, Joanna Dreby, Yen Le Espiritu, Greta Gilbertson, Nazli Kibria, Cecilia Menj'var, Jennifer E. Sykes, Mary C. Waters, and Min Zhou.

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In an environment where youth-oriented consumerism and antiintellectualism are so pervasive, even the most self-disciplined parachute kids are lured by the powerful influences of popular American culture that are not necessarily conducive to educational achievement. One college student summed it up when he recalled his earlier parachuting experiences, “Three to ten is a long time to be on one’s own. I didn’t like it at all. I got bored, turned on the TV, played video games, ate junk food, and hung out in cafes with other parachute kids and friends.

At the same time, parental authority—as well as the sense of obligation to parents—may lose force with distance. Risk Factors Unlike immigrant children who live with their parents and whose adaptational experience is influenced by the economic hardships of settlement and intergenerational clashes, most parachute kids live in a world Conflict, Coping, and Reconciliation 37 that American teenagers can only dream of: a fully furnished house of their own in upscale neighborhoods, a fancy car, a cellular phone, plenty of cash, and no parents.

The parents are keenly aware of their own limitations as immigrants and the structural constraints blocking their own mobility—for example, limited family wealth even among middleincome immigrants, lack of access to social networks connecting them to the mainstream economy and various social and political institutions, and entry barriers to certain occupations because of racial stereotyping and discrimination. Their own experience tells them that a good education in certain fields will allow their children to get good jobs in the future.

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