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Title Rallying for Immigrant Rights : the Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America / edited by Kim Voss and Irene Bloemraad
Edition First edition
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; What Happened?: The Historically Unprecedented Mobilizations of Spring 2006; 1: The Protests of 2006: What Were They, How Do We Understand Them, Where Do We Go?; 2: Groundswell Meets Groundwork: Building on the Mobilizations to Empower Immigrant Communities; Mobilization Dynamics: Why and How the Protests Happened; 3: Mobilization en EspaƱol: Spanish-Language Radio and the Activation of Political Identities; 4: Building the Labor-Clergy-Immigrant Alliance; 5: From Prayer to Protest: The Immigrant Rights Movement and the Catholic Church
12: The Efficacy and Alienation of Juan Q. Public: The Immigration Marches and Latino Orientations toward American Political Institutions13: Out of the Shadows, into the Light: Questions Raised by the Spring of 2006; References; Contributors; Index
6: Mobilizing Marchers in the Mile-High City: The Role of Community-Based Organizatio Migrant Civic Engagement; 8: Regarding Family: New Actors in the Chicago Protests; 9: It's a Family Affair: Intergenerational Mobilization in the Spring 2006 Protests; Looking Forward: Whither American Politics and Immigrant Rights Mobilization?; 10: L.A.'s Past, America's Future?: The 2006 Immigrant Rights Protests and Their Antecedents; 11: Drawing New Lines in the Sand: Evaluating the Failure of Immigration Reforms from 2006 to the Beginning of the Obama Administration
Summary "From Alaska to Florida, millions of immigrants and their supporters took to the streets across the United States to rally for immigrant rights in the spring of 2006. The scope and size of their protests, rallies, and boycotts made these the most significant events of political activism in the United States since the 1960s. This accessibly written volume offers the first comprehensive analysis of this historic moment. Perfect for students and general readers, its essays, written by a multidisciplinary group of scholars and grassroots organizers, trace the evolution and legacy of the 2006 protest movement in engaging, theoretically informed discussions. The contributors cover topics including unions, churches, the media, immigrant organizations, and immigrant politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.
Immigrants -- Government policy -- United States.
Immigrants -- Political activity -- United States.
Immigrants -- Social networks -- United States.
Protest movements -- United States.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
Author Bloemraad, Irene, 1972- editor
Voss, Kim, editor
ISBN 0520948912 (electronic bk.)
9780520948914 (electronic bk.)