Immigrants, Schooling and Social Mobility

Does Culture make a Difference?

Editors: Vermeulen, H., Perlmann, J. (Eds.)

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Immigrants, Schooling and Social Mobility confronts a central issue in the study of immigration and ethnicity - the opposition between culture and structure - and presents a collection of essays that transcend simplistic either/or approaches to this issue. The contributors explore educational and economic mobility of immigrant groups in Europe and America.

About the authors

HANS VERMEULEN is co-Director of Research at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam. He has been an assistant expert of UNESCO in Athens and Associate Professor at the Departments of Anthropology of the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. He has published extensively on migration and ethnicity. His most recent publication is The Politics of Ethnic Consciousness (co-edited with C.Govers, 1997).

JOEL PERLMANN is Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and Levy Institute Research Professor. He is the author of Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Role of Culture in Explanations of Social Mobility

    Pages 1-21

    Vermeulen, Hans

  • Introduction: The Persistence of Culture versus Structure in Recent Work. The Case of Modes of Incorporation

    Pages 22-33

    Perlmann, Joel

  • What Colour ‘Success’? Distorting Value in Studies of Ethnic Entrepreneurship*

    Pages 34-60

    Werbner, Pnina

  • The Cultural Fallacy in Studies of Racial and Ethnic Mobility

    Pages 61-71

    Steinberg, Stephen

  • Situational and Structural Rationales for the School Performance of Immigrant Youth. Three Cases

    Pages 72-102

    Gibson, Margaret A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immigrants, Schooling and Social Mobility
Book Subtitle
Does Culture make a Difference?
Editors
  • H. Vermeulen
  • J. Perlmann
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98550-2
DOI
10.1057/9780333985502
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-79342-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-79343-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 257
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