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American immigration and forgetting

Katherine Fennelly discusses the changing discourse around immigration.

At its core, immigration is about nationalism, group identity, and the differentiation of "us" from "them." The positive side of nationalism promotes patriotism and a sense of pride and community solidarity; in its extreme form, nationalism breeds xenophobia and prejudice against "foreigners." This is true around the world.

The Society Pages
November 16, 2012

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