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New Immigrant Whiteness – Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

Claudia Sadowski-Smith


The New Immigrant Whiteness examines representations of post-1980s migration from the former USSR to the United States as responses to the global extension of neoliberalism and as contributions to studies of immigration and whiteness. The book analyzes representations of the new diaspora in reality TV shows, parental memoirs of transnational adoption, fiction about irregular migration, and interviews with highly skilled and marriage immigrants. A study of post-Soviet immigrants’ participation in these diverse forms of US migration highlights the importance of legal status for accessing segment ... More

Keywords: post-Soviet immigration, immigration studies, whiteness studies, whiteness historiography, literary and cultural studies, American studies, marriage migration, highly skilled migration, undocumented migration, postsocialist studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479847730
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479847730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, author
Arizona State Univ