Date and Time
Sep 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Please join us for a conversation with local author and professor Ernesto Castañeda and his book A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona. Learn more about what makes cities better at integrating their local immigrant populations.
A Place to Call Home discusses the experiences of immigrants in large cities around the world.
As immigrants settle in new places, they are faced with endless uncertainties that prevent them from feeling that they belong. From language barriers, to differing social norms, to legal boundaries separating them from established residents, they are constantly navigating shifting and contradictory expectations both to assimilate to their new culture and to honor their native one. In A Place to Call Home, Ernesto Castañeda offers a uniquely comparative portrait of immigrant expectations and experiences. Castañeda sets out to determine how different locations can aid or disrupt the process of immigrant integration. Focusing on New York City, Paris, and Barcelona he compares the experiences of both Latino and North African migrants, and finds that subjective understandings, local contexts, national and regional history, and religious institutions are all factors that profoundly impact the personal journey to belonging.
Information on Co-Sponsor:
Stanford University Press, the Metropolitan Policy Center and the Center for Community Engagement and Service at American University
Ernesto Castañeda is the author of A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona (Stanford University Press, 2018); coauthor with Charles Tilly and Lesley Wood of Social Movements 1768–2018 (Forthcoming Routledge, 2018); editor of Immigration and Categorical Inequality: Migration to the City and the Birth of Race and Ethnicity (Routledge 2018); coeditor with Cathy L. Schneider of Collective Violence, Contentious Politics, and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader (Routledge, 2017). He is a Professor at American University. https://www.ernestocastaneda.com/bio-1.html
A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona will be available for purchase at the event and at our bookstore.
Cloth ISBN: 9781503604780
Paper ISBN: 9781503605763
Digital ISBN: 9781503605770
Book Publisher: Stanford University Press