Rallying for Immigrant Rights

Rallying for Immigrant Rights

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qThrough the excellent and noteworthy pieces of scholarship here, Rallying for Immigrant Rights vividly captures the dynamics of the 2006 immigration protests. This volume heralds an exciting shift in the study of political participation and raises timely questions about protest, immigration, and U.S. politics.q --Kenneth T. Andrews, author of Freedom is a Constant Struggle: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy qRallying for Immigrant Rights challenges the existing theories in political behavior and social movement writings. This is a timely and excellent volume, and it should be required reading for anyone interested in political activism.q --Lisa GarcAsa Bedolla, Chair, Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley qThe essays in Rallying for Immigrant Rights offer an enlightening perspective on the 2006 protests and what they mean for the future of immigration politics in the U.S. This impressively orginal volume will be a standard reference for years to come.q --Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC RiversideI evaluate three themes: public opinion on immigration, the electoral legacies of the protests (in the 2006, 2008, and 2010 races), and the emergence of a new organizational infrastructure that shapes the immigrant civic and political voice. ... state federations of hometown associations, service unions, ethnic radio, and some religious organizations that had not previously been involved in immigrant organizing. ... The marches succeed in removing criminalization from the debate.

Title:Rallying for Immigrant Rights
Author:Kim Voss, Irene Bloemraad
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2011-06-11


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