This book addresses an issue currently making political headlines in the United States-immigration. Immigrants have long engendered debates about the boundaries of belonging, with some singing their praises and others warning of their dangers. In particular, the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country provoke heated disagreements with issues of legality and morality at the forefront. Increasingly, such debates take place online, by organizations in the immigrant rights and the immigration control movements, who engage in symbolic work that includes blurring, crossing, maintaining, solidifying, and shifting the boundaries of belonging. Based on data collected from 29 national-level groups, this book features a cultural sociological analysis of the online materials deployed by social movement organizations debating immigration in the United States.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 295
Weight: 663 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 23 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
"The work offers an excellent thick description of IR and IC SMOs that will aid sociologists in comprehending the drastic immigration measures that the US has recently undertaken. Summing Up: Recommended. General collections; upper-division undergraduates and above." (J. A. Beicken, Choice, Vol. 54 (11), July, 2017)