Insofar as the new immigration is both structurally and functionally distinct from the old immigration of peasants and artisans, the author dispenses with the traditional paradigm of a folk-to-urban transition and focuses instead on such macroscopic features as the internal political and economic problems, social structure, and foreign policy of the homeland; on the international trade, economic structure, and immigration policy of the host country; and on the special qualities of immigrants who are urban, educated, and middle class.
Originally published in 1981.
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