American dreaming : immigrant life on the margins / Sarah J. Mahler

Author(s): Mahler, Sarah J., 1959-
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Subjects: Marginality, Social--United States
Immigrants--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1995
LC Classification: H, HN
Physical Description: xiv, 268 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
List of Maps and Tables
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1. Introduction 3
Ch. 2. Leaving Home 31
Ch. 3. The Trip as Personal Transformation 58
Ch. 4. Great Expectations, Early Disillusionments 83
Ch. 5. The Construction of Marginality 105
Ch. 6. Making Money off the Margins 138
Ch. 7. Lucrative, Liminal Law 159
Ch. 8. The Encargado Industry 188
Ch. 9. Immigrants and the American Dream 214
Notes 235
Bibliography 243
Index 255
Notes: LCCN: 95013473
ISBN: 0691037833 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0691037825 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-253) and index
OCLC Number: 32350009
ISBN/ISSN: 0691037833
0691037825