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The Resource Everyday illegal : when policies undermine immigrant families, Joanna Dreby

Everyday illegal : when policies undermine immigrant families, Joanna Dreby

Label
Everyday illegal : when policies undermine immigrant families
Title
Everyday illegal
Title remainder
when policies undermine immigrant families
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Dreby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does it mean to be an illegal immigrant, or the child of immigrants, in this era of restrictive immigration laws in the US? As lawmakers and others struggle to respond to the changing landscape of immigration, the effects of policies on people's daily lives are all too often overlooked. In Everyday Illegal, award-winning author Joanna Dreby recounts the stories of children and parents in eighty-one families to show what happens when a restrictive immigration system emphasizes deportation over legalization. Interweaving her own experiences, Dreby illustrates how bitter strains can arise in relationships when spouses have different legal statuses. She introduces us to 'suddenly single mothers' who struggle to place food on the table and pay rent after their husbands have been deported. Taking us into the homes and schools of children living in increasingly vulnerable circumstances, she presents families that are divided internally, with some children having legal status while their siblings are undocumented. Even children who are U.S. citizens regularly associate immigration with illegality. With vivid ethnographic details and a striking narrative, Everyday Illegal forces us to confront the devastating impacts of our immigration policies as seen through the eyes of children and their families. As legal status influences identity formation, alters the division of power within families, and affects the opportunities children have outside the home, it becomes a source of inequality that touches us all."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dreby, Joanna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigrants
  • Children of immigrants
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Children of immigrants
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Label
Everyday illegal : when policies undermine immigrant families, Joanna Dreby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : legal status in family contexts -- Nervios : on the threat of deportation -- Stuck : dependence in intimate relationships -- It's not fair : the pecking order in immigrant families -- Stigma : illegality in different immigrant neighborhoods -- Conclusion : reframing illegality
Control code
ocn903016083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12m00vd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903016083
Label
Everyday illegal : when policies undermine immigrant families, Joanna Dreby
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : legal status in family contexts -- Nervios : on the threat of deportation -- Stuck : dependence in intimate relationships -- It's not fair : the pecking order in immigrant families -- Stigma : illegality in different immigrant neighborhoods -- Conclusion : reframing illegality
Control code
ocn903016083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12m00vd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903016083

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