The Space Between: The Politics of Immigration in Asian/Pacific Islander America

The Pluralist 5 (3):49-55 (2010)

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Celia Bardwell-Jones
University of Hawai'i at Hilo
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I would like to thank Dr. Gabaccia for her intriguing essay on the origins of the term "nation of immigrants." It really has helped me think about immigration with more historical richness. In my own work, I examine what goes into transnational and diasporic identities. I understand transnational identities as those operating between the loyalties of two or more countries. Going against perhaps unidirectional ways of understanding the immigrant as a foreigner entering into a country, I understand the immigrant identity within a transnational framework where the immigrant negotiates between more than one country. In my larger work, I want to look at the space-between that emerges for many immigrants and.
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DOI 10.1353/plu.2010.0017
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