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Cultural Sociology

The Boundaries of Belonging

Online Work of Immigration-Related Social Movement Organizations

Authors: Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya

  • Brings together sociological sub disciplines that are rarely in dialogue—immigration, activism, and social movements 
  • Innovative use of SMOs, online words, and images 
  • Offers a cultural-sociological exploration of how organizations within the immigrant rights and immigration control movements in the United States make meaning online
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About this book

This book addresses an issue currently making political headlines in the United States—immigration. Immigrants have long engendered debates about the boundaries of belonging, with some singing their praises and others warning of their dangers. In particular, the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country provoke heated disagreements with issues of legality and morality at the forefront. Increasingly, such debates take place online, by organizations in the immigrant rights and the immigration control movements, who engage in symbolic work that includes blurring, crossing, maintaining, solidifying, and shifting the boundaries of belonging. Based on data collected from 29 national-level groups, this book features a cultural sociological analysis of the online materials deployed by social movement organizations debating immigration in the United States.

About the authors

Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky is Associate Professor at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Her research includes the cultural sociological exploration of politics and media, especially with regard to migration and refugees.

Reviews

“Theoretically rooted in the strong program of cultural analysis, this volume provides timely, innovative and compelling insight into the U.S. immigration battle. Through painstaking analysis of online texts and visuals, Jaworsky fleshes out symbolic boundary work by movement organizations on both sides of the struggle as they seek to maintain, shift, or reconstruct the meaning and criteria of citizenship. This is a must read for immigration, social movement, and cultural sociology scholars.” (Anne Kane, University of Houston-Downtown, USA)

“The successes of Donald Trump in the USA and extreme right parties in Europe remind us that conflicts over national belonging continue to be a major force in contemporary politics. By examining immigrant rights and the immigration control movements, Jaworsky shows how these adversaries determine rules for who deserves to be included (or excluded) from the national community. This book is fascinating, well written, and theoretically challenging. It will be of great interest to anybody concerned with the politics of immigration and national identity.” (Dr. Walter J. Nicholls, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA)

“Cultural sociology, migration studies, and social movement research have been—until now—largely segregated and even hostile intellectual worlds. Jaworsky has brought them together and created an original, powerful framework. This book will benefit anyone who wants to understand how symbolic boundaries are created, solicited, shifted, and contested.” (Giuseppe Sciortino, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Debating Immigration

    Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya

    Pages 1-34

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  • The Boundaries of Belonging

    Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya

    Pages 35-65

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  • Family Matters

    Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya

    Pages 67-111

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  • The Price of Citizenship

    Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya

    Pages 113-170

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  • Evaluating Values

    Jaworsky, Bernadette Nadya

    Pages 171-225

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43747-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43746-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Boundaries of Belonging
Book Subtitle
Online Work of Immigration-Related Social Movement Organizations
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Sociology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43747-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43747-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43746-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 295
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics