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Shifting boundaries : immigrant youth negotiating national, state, and small town politics

Author: Alexis M Silver
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018] ©2018
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As politicians debate how to address the estimated eleven million unauthorized immigrants residing in the United States, undocumented youth anxiously await the next policy shift that will determine their futures. From one day to the next, their dreams are as likely to crumble around them as to come within reach. In Shifting Boundaries, Alexis M. Silver sheds light on the currents of exclusion and incorporation that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silver, Alexis M.
Shifting boundaries.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017046089
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis M Silver
ISBN: 1503604985 1503605744 9781503604988 9781503605749
OCLC Number: 1004769859
Description: xi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : navigating exclusion --
Shifting contexts of reception --
Local policies and small town politics --
Pathways to membership --
Graduation, isolation and backlash after DACA --
Toward upward mobility and incorporation --
Inclusion through activism.
Responsibility: Alexis M. Silver.

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As politicians debate how to address the estimated eleven million unauthorized immigrants residing in the United States, undocumented youth anxiously await the next policy shift that will determine their futures. From one day to the next, their dreams are as likely to crumble around them as to come within reach. In Shifting Boundaries, Alexis M. Silver sheds light on the currents of exclusion and incorporation that characterize their lives. Silver examines the experiences of immigrant youth growing up in a small town in North Carolina--a state that experienced unprecedented growth in its Latino population in the 1990s and 2000s, and where aggressive anti-immigration policies have been enforced. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth interview data, she finds that contradictory policies at the national, state, and local levels interact to create a complex environment through which the youth must navigate. From heritage-based school programs to state-wide bans on attending community college, from the failure of the DREAM Act to the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): each layer represents profound implications for undocumented Latino youth. Silver exposes the constantly changing pathways that shape their journeys into early adulthood--and the profound resilience that they develop along the way--back cover.
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"Thoroughly researched and elegantly written, Shifting Boundaries tells the poignant story of undocumented Latino immigrants coming of age in small-town America. Alexis Silver's narrative, both Read more...

 
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