Praise for Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami


"A methodologically rich and theoretically sophisticated study that vividly contextualizes modern processes of migration and immigrant incorporation."—Maria Aysa-Lastra, Contemporary Sociology

"A groundbreaking [book].... Through its detailed analysis of the US city that includes the largest fraction of foreign-born people among its residents, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami offers readers a glimpse into the future."—Steven J. Gold, Social Forces

"An important contribution to both the place-specific literature on Miami as well as the wider fields of migration, transnational, and urban studies.... Facilitated by a skillful interweaving of quantitative data sources with participant observation, interviews, and focus-group data.... This book's efforts to disaggregate immigrant experience in [Miami] with attention to national origin, race, class, gender, language ability, and legal status is a refreshing change and much-needed perspective."—Patricia Silver, Centro Voices

"Highly informative.... This book reveals the ethnic and social complexity underlying superficial images.... Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami represents an important contribution to our understanding of the growing phenomenon of transnationalism for individuals, families, and entire communities."—Ronald J. Angel, Ethnic and Racial Studies

"This multidisciplinary text will be indispensable for any serious scholar of immigration…. Essential."—Choice

"A great book…. The authors examine immigrant life at ground level in Miami, a space where global corporate actors from all over the world have a foothold. They find that immigrants' transborder strategies—from community to community, and from home to home—generate a social citizenship."—Saskia Sassen, Columbia University

"A major contribution.... Aranda, Hughes, and Sabogal analyze the "usual suspects" (e.g., so-called push and pull factors, context of reception, etc.), but add entirely new areas of analysis such as ontological security, perceptions of social mobility, racial discrimination and ethnic rivalries, and immigrants' emotional coping strategies. From now on, no serious analyst of immigration can ignore the emotional field. Bravo colegas!"—Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University

"An extraordinary achievement.... The authors make a significant and welcome addition to the literature on Latinos/as, immigration, citizenship, and gender, race, and class."—Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley

"A remarkable intellectual achievement.... With sophisticated insight and comparative empirical evidence, the authors go a long way toward explaining the recent rise of Miami as a global city poised at the edge of North and South America."—Jorge Duany, Florida International University
"A major contribution to our understanding of immigrant incorporation.... The authors provide a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich account of immigrants who have settled in the diverse global city of Miami."—Peter Kivisto, Augustana College