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Strangers No MoreImmigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe$
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Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691161075

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691161075.001.0001

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Who Are the “We”? Identity and Mixed Unions

Who Are the “We”? Identity and Mixed Unions

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(p.197) Chapter 9 Who Are the “We”? Identity and Mixed Unions
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Strangers No More
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Richard Alba

Nancy Foner

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161075.003.0009

This chapter further explores the second generation by examining a subjective topic: feelings of belonging. At the bottom, the issue is the extent to which the children of immigrants feel truly at home in the societies where they are living, and whether they are seen by others as perennial outsiders. In exploring identities, the key questions are how, and to what degree, a national identity is extended to those of immigrant background. A related subject concerns intermarriage or—more broadly, since family partnerships are increasingly formed without marriage ceremonies—mixed unions. The chapter then looks at the acceptability of the descendants of new immigrants by dominant majority groups through an analysis of mixed unions, examining both the frequency and consequences of these most intimate of relations.

Keywords:   belonging, immigrant children, identities, national identity, intermarriage, mixed unions, new immigrants

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