Barbara Ellen Smith, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech, reviews New Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race and Legal Status in the Rural American South. The book studies Hispanic settlement in North Carolina and is a comparative ethnography of rural “new destinations” for migrants in the contemporary American South. The author examines the interpersonal dynamics and institutional processes of immigrant incorporation and exclusion. In evaluating prospects for migrant settlement and inclusion, she details the rurality, labor markets, and dynamics of race, citizenship & nativism in the region.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12057.