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

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
Title variation
This land is our land
Title variation remainder
an immigrants manifesto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A timely argument for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants. There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But do we really understand it? In This Land Is Our Land, the renowned author Suketu Mehta attacks the issue head-on. Drawing on his own experience as an Indian-born teenager growing up in New York City and on years of reporting around the world, Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. As he explains, the West is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. Mehta juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of laborers, nannies, and others, from Dubai to Queens, and explains 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 on 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, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and communities to flourish. Impassioned, rigorous, and richly stocked with memorable stories and characters, This Land Is Our Land is a timely and necessary intervention, and a literary polemic of the highest order."
Summary
Draws on the author's firsthand experiences and years of reporting to examine the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash and to outline timely reasons for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781921
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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • United States
  • United States
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an immigrant's manifesto
Label
This land is our land : an immigrant's manifesto, Suketu Mehta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 1. The migrants are coming -- A planet on the move -- The fence: amargo y dulce -- Ordinary heroes -- Two sides of a strait -- Part 2. Why they're coming -- Colonialism -- The new colonialism -- War -- Climate change -- Part 3. Why they're feared -- The populists' false narrative -- A brief history of fear -- Culture: shitholes vs 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
1091172280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780374276027
Lccn
2019000174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
This land is our land : an immigrant's manifesto, Suketu Mehta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 1. The migrants are coming -- A planet on the move -- The fence: amargo y dulce -- Ordinary heroes -- Two sides of a strait -- Part 2. Why they're coming -- Colonialism -- The new colonialism -- War -- Climate change -- Part 3. Why they're feared -- The populists' false narrative -- A brief history of fear -- Culture: shitholes vs 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
1091172280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780374276027
Lccn
2019000174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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