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Title America's Americans : population issues in U.S. society and politics / [edited by] Philip Davies and Iwan Morgan
Published London : Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, School of Advanced Study, 2007

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Description xviii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents The Three Americas: reflections on America's Americans in regional context / William Frey -- Through the prism of demographics: America's political scene / Rhodes Cook -- Population Matters in Native America / Joy Porter -- Inventing the matron: American women redefine middle age / Jay Kleinberg -- From exile community to hy-society: Cuban-American literature and cultural identity / Annabel Cox -- The continuing significance of race and ethnicity / Natasha Warikoo -- Living together, living apart: racial and ethnic integration in metropolitan neighborhoods, 1970-2000 / David Fasenfest and Jason Booza -- Integrating new Americans / Bill Ong Hing -- Demographic change and concentrated poverty in rural America / Kenneth Johnson and Daniel Lichter -- Social change, families, and values: morality politics in contemporary America / Christopher Bailey -- Native American self-determination: from Nixon to Reagan / Dean Kotlowski -- Race, class, age and punitive segregation: prisons and prison populations in the contemporary United States / Vivien Miller -- The shifting politics of immigration reform / Andrew Wroe -- The Cuban Adjustment Act and immigration from Cuba / Jessica Gibbs -- Urban electoral coalitions in an age of immigration: time and place in the 2001 and 2005 Los Angeles mayoral primaries / Raphael Sonenshein and Mark H. Drayse -- California and the third great demographic transition: immigrant incorporation, ethnic change, and population aging, 1970-2030 / Dowell Myers
Summary "This book examines the social, cultural, economic, and political effects of modern demographic change in the United States. The contributors from the U.S. and the U.K. draw on new research to analyze a wide range of issues pertaining to the diversity of American society.Topics include: - Latino immigrant incorporation- racial and ethnic integration in metropolitan contexts- population self-determination, and Native Americans- public policy issues relating to immigration- growth of the U.S. prison population- changing nature of poverty in the United States- politics of demographic and social change at national and local levels - historical change in the labor force participation of women."--BLACKWELL'S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject United States -- Population.
Author Davies, Philip, 1948-
Morgan, Iwan.
University of London. Institute for the Study of the Americas.
ISBN 1900039796 (paperback)
9781900039796 (paperback)
Other Titles Population issues in U.S. society and politics