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This land is our land : an immigrant's manifesto, Suketu Mehta

Label
This land is our land : an immigrant's manifesto
Title
This land is our land
Title remainder
an immigrant's manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Suketu Mehta
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and rancor these days than immigration. In [this book], the renowned author Suketu Mehta offers a reality-based polemic that vitally clarifies the debate. Drawing on his own experience as an Indian-born teenager growing up in New York City and on years of reporting around the globe, Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. As he explains, the West is being destroyed not by immigrants but by fear of immigrants. Ranging from Dubai and Morocco to New York City, Mehta contrasts the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of laborers, domestic workers, and others, and he takes readers on a heartbreaking trip to San Diego and Tijuana, where a border fence divides families and damages lives. Throughout, Mehta shows why more people are on the move today than ever before. As civil strife and climate change reshape large parts of the planet, it is little surprise that borders have become so porous. But Mehta also stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality in large swaths of the world: when today's immigrants are asked, "Why are you here?" they can justly respond, "We are here because you were there." And now that they are here, Mehta contends, they bring great benefits, enabling countries and communities to flourish. Impassioned, rigorous, and richly stocked with memorable stories and characters, [this book] is an urgent and necessary intervention, and a literary argument of the highest order."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mehta, Suketu
Dewey number
305.9/069120973
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6465
LC item number
.M45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • United States
  • United States
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
Label
This land is our land : an immigrant's manifesto, Suketu Mehta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The migrants are coming. A planet on the move ; The fence : amargo y dulce ; Ordinary heroes ; Two sides of a strait -- Part II: Why they're coming. Colonialism ; The new colonialism ; War ; Climate change -- Part III: Why they're feared. The populists' false narrative ; A brief history of fear ; Culture : shitholes versus Nordics ; The color of hate ; The alliance between the mob and capital ; The refugee as pariah -- Part 4: Why they should be welcomed. Jaikisan Heights ; Jobs, crime, and culture : the threats that aren't ; We do not come empty-handed ; Immigration as reparations -- Epilogue: Family, reunified--and expanded
Control code
on1091172280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374276027
Lccn
2019000174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091172280
Label
This land is our land : an immigrant's manifesto, Suketu Mehta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The migrants are coming. A planet on the move ; The fence : amargo y dulce ; Ordinary heroes ; Two sides of a strait -- Part II: Why they're coming. Colonialism ; The new colonialism ; War ; Climate change -- Part III: Why they're feared. The populists' false narrative ; A brief history of fear ; Culture : shitholes versus Nordics ; The color of hate ; The alliance between the mob and capital ; The refugee as pariah -- Part 4: Why they should be welcomed. Jaikisan Heights ; Jobs, crime, and culture : the threats that aren't ; We do not come empty-handed ; Immigration as reparations -- Epilogue: Family, reunified--and expanded
Control code
on1091172280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374276027
Lccn
2019000174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091172280

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