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Beyond the Melting Pot 35 Years Later: On the Relevance of a Sociological Classic for the Immigration Metropolis of Today

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Alba,Richard D. (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Spring 2000
UK: Blackwell
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Emigrants and immigration
This article presents an introduction to essays on the book Beyond the Melting Pot. The essays were originally presented at a symposium at the 1998 annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. The essays touch on many points in the immigration landscape today, from immigration's impacts on African Americans to immigration transnationalism, and identify a number of continuities and discontinuities between contemporary metropolis and that of nearly four decades ago. Further, Nathan Glazer's response provides his reflections on how well the book's portrait and predictions have held u