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Cities and Social Movements : Immigrant Rights Activism in the United States, France, And The

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`Nicholls and Uitermark's book offers a richly textured and insightful analysis of the complex dynamics of immigrant rights movements in Los Angeles, Paris, and Amsterdam Their "bottom-up" approach exposes the ways in which immigrant "illegality" is constructed and contested in those three different contexts, each with its own distinctive governmental regime, and reminds us once again that all politics is local'

Ruth Milkman, Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

`What makes social movements by groups usually considered as resourceless possible? Through cross-national comparison and using a historical perspective, aptly bridging sociology and geography, this volume convincingly argues that, notwithstanding more and more exclusive neoliberal policies in global cities, the relational qualities of some places help the incubation of resistance'

Donatella delta Porta, Director of the Centre on Social Movement Studies, Scuola normale superiore di Firenze, Florence

`Bringing diverse people together, cities are not just sites of tension, but also alliances As Nicholls and Uitermark show in their innovative comparison, public policies and city residents' relations as neighbors, co-workers, and community members can spark movements of resistance and solidarity As anti-immigrant rhetoric pervades European and American politics, Nicholls and Uitermark's empirically and theoretically rich analysis could not be more timely'

Irene Moemraad, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

`This book is essential reading to understand how immigrant rights struggles persist in the face of growing xenophobia and parochialism Using an impressive array of sources, Nicholls and Uitermark show how these struggles emerge, use cities as strategic sites, and thrive or fail In addition to its rich empirical content, Cities and Social Movements is a brilliant reflection on the relationship between space, social movements, and cities'

Mustafa Dikec, Professor of Urban Studies, Ecole d'Urbanisme de Paris and LATJS, Paris

Given the hostile climate facing immigrants, it might be expected that they would try to remain hidden and under the radar However, many immigrants have asserted their rights for equality in the countries they reside in While the general policy evolution has been in the direction of greater restrictions, some immigrant mobilizations have successfully swum against the tide and achieved important wins, including large-scale regularizations Cities and Social Movements make sense of these remarkable mobilizations and their successes or failures

Through historical and comparative research on the immigrant rights movements of the United States, France, and the Netherlands, this book examines how small resistances against restrictive immigration policies do -- or don't -- develop into large and sustained mobilizations Drawing on a range of disciplines, the book rethinks moveme
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Studies in Urban and Social Change
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Walter J. Nicholls & Justus Uitermark
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2016
TCIN: 51739612
UPC: 9781118750667
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6494
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