The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration

The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration

James E. Monogan III of the University of Georgia reviews The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration. This book analyzes US public opinion on immigration. In doing this, Masuoka and Junn advance a theory of a racial prism of group identity (RPGI). Specifically, the authors maintain that the current hierarchy of racial groups in the United States places whites at the top, followed by Asian Americans, Latinos, and blacks. Using data from several surveys, most notably the 2006–2007 Faces of Immigration Survey, the authors show strong evidence that US national identity and linked racial fate affect individual attitudes on immigration.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Natalie Masuoka, Tufts University; and Jane Junn, University of Southern California
Reviewed by James E. Monogan III, University of Georgia

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Winter 2015
Pages e33-e34
DOI 10.1111/imre.12233
Volume 49
Issue Number 4

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