Ethnic Studies 21AC Lecture Notes - Ethnic Studies 21AC...

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Ethnic Studies 21AC Lecture Notes May 27, 2008 Issue of Migration - Loaded because of how we have talked about migration and immigration in the US - This is a hot topic in the US because we’re being exposed to it because of the presidential elections - Immigration is important because big electoral college are in states that have many immigrants. - In 2004, proposition 187 was passed to limit rights of immigrants. o Legal residents who want to become permanent residents - Immigrants are important, economically o Especially in agriculture - Immigrants are important, socially o Are young, and high birth rates o Producing more than the Caucasian population o More immigrant children are entering the workforce o Acquired a great deal of power Electing their own folks to office - Immigrants are important, culturally o More people eating salad than ketchup o 60% of Mexican-made tortillas are sold to the United States o Physically – salsa, tango, - Immigration is a spatial experience o Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Little Saigon o Asian space, black Wednesday - Men and women experience migration differently; gender and class cut-across all areas o Politically o Socially – Social Status, Class position o Economically – Wages because of gender - 80% of political campaign money is from 10% of the US population May 28, 2008 - Migration – movement of the people; within or across geopolitical entity o Numbers – how many? o Flow of migration Is it large or small? Does it start large or small? Why do these flows fluctuate? What is the composition of the flow? Gender, economic background - Emigration – movement within empire - Immigration Policy o Laws that influence migration – descending and receiving countries
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- Citizenship (naturalization) o Naturalization – the process in which you become a citizen o Different kinds of citizenships Political citizenship Cultural citizenship Social citizenships You can be legally but not socially – in an equitable matter o Suffrage to women – but women are still not treated equally, like in jobs o African American MEN were able to vote and become citizens because of the 14 th amendment but they continue to have Unequal citizenship - Migration/immigration policy/citizenship is a process and it depends on a number of factors in order to understand all the various lines and intersections. - Articulation o within the matrix o outside of the matrix - Master Narratives o Our interpretation of history - Positioning/Positional - Location - “Capital” o Economic o Social o Cultural - Beachhead o Hired first Mexican waiter o 10 years year, 80% of those who work in the back were from Mexico - Destinations Points o People tell people in their homeland of job opportunities - Secondary Migration o Once area saturated and become too expensive to live , people migrant - Settlement o They buy a house and settle - Return Migration - Transnational Migration o Migration that circulates and not one-way o 50% of polish migrant to US went back to Poland and never came back
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