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Impossible subjects

illegal aliens and the making of modern America

by Mae M. Ngai

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Illegal aliens -- United States -- History,
  • Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- History,
  • Citizenship -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-368) and index.

    StatementMae M. Ngai.
    SeriesPolitics and society in twentieth-century America
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF4800 .N485 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 377 p. :
    Number of Pages377
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16160463M
    ISBN 100691074712, 0691124299
    ISBN 109780691074719, 9780691124292
    LC Control Number2003044486
    OCLC/WorldCa51726775

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Impossible Subjects is written using an interdisciplinary approach (drawing from migration studies, transnational migration histories, diasporic studies, borderlands methodology, studies of race and ethnicity and a critical approach to nationalism, xxi-xxiv) to broach the subject of the production of the category of (im)migrant alien in America/5.

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Ngai expands beyond Mexican immigrants to note how Filipinos, Japanese, and Chinese were also defined in exclusionary, racialized terms. Filipinos presented a thorny problem for restrictionists, as they were colonial subjects who were often Christian and Americanized.

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Mae M. Ngai. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. $ (cloth), ISBN Reviewed by John Barnhill (Independent Scholar, Yukon, Oklahoma) Published on H-Migration (July, ). May Impossible Subjects indeed lead to bold changes.

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IMPOSSIBLE SUBJECTS _____ POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA. Series Editors. WILLIAM CHAFE, GARY GERSTLE, LINDA GORDON, AND JULIAN ZELIZER. A list of titles in this series appears at the back of the book.

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