The Boundaries of Belonging Online Work of Immigration-Related Social Movement Organizations

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Authors Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky (auth.)
Year 2016
Pages 295
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319437460
File Size 3.5 MB
File Format PDF
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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.