Race and Immigration

Race and Immigration - Race and Immigration Why does this...

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October 18, 2011 Race and Immigration Why does this matter? o Why is it important to examine the intersections between race, immigration, and citizenship? o Discourse meaning-making social construction If we want to look at the social construction of a society, look at our discourse. We construct racial categories around questions of citizenship. o What is a citizen? (“Alien citizens”) o A person who is apart of a certain society. Contribute to the society, pay taxes. Giving back something that your apart of to the society. There are rights involved every U.S citizen is given the due process law. They can make claims but the society also needs to expect certain things from them in return. It is a way for the state to formally decide that this is a way they want to exclude the citizens. Changing Definitions o How does Kibria say that racial formation works? (Top-down and bottom-up) Top dominant group imposes on the less dominant group. This is what the dominant society decides but the actions of the groups that are being labeled. o Why are boundaries important? Identification happens by drawing boundaries. If we want to
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Fall '05 term at Maryland.

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