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Readership: Students and scholars of Latino Studies, social movements, political science, sociology, theory, and activists and politically-engaged individuals interested in immigration.
Alfonso Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lehman College, City University New York
Alfonso Gonzales is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehman College of the City University of New York.
"A riveting and groundbreaking account of the modern battle over U.S. immigration policy. Alfonso Gonzales has not only managed to unravel the direct relationship between global capitalism and massive Latino migration to this country, he has fashioned an illuminating analysis of the internal class and racial conflicts that shaped the immigrant rights movement over the past decade - between liberal establishment groups merely seeking immigration reform and grassroots Latino leaders of a new human rights movement." - Juan Gonzalez, author of Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
"Gonzales offers a powerful, passionate
indictment of the homeland security state and the bipartisan support responsible for its expansion, rebutting the 'common sense' logic that criminalizes the undocumented and sanctions their suffering and exploitation. Arguing that migrants are not only victims of state violence but also political actors and activists, Reform Without Justice testifies to the democratic possibilities of Latino politics." - Cristina Beltran, author of The Trouble With Unity
"In his masterful work, Gonzales asks how the United States could have arrived at a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that fails to provide justice for migrants. He analyzes the larger structural forces at
work and depicts the compelling voices of grassroots migrant activists. This is a must read." - Renato I. Rosaldo, New York University
"Reform Without Justice is a timely and courageous text that should be required reading for scholars and activists alike. It is an important contribution and bravely offers the critical perspective necessary for the achievement of truly just and humane migration policy." - Robyn Rodriguez, University of California, Davis
"It is timely, well written, and documented. It should find a wide audience among those interested in Latino politics." - CHOICE
Chapter 1: The State-Civil Society Nexus and the Debate over the "Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005"
Chapter 2: The 2006 Mega-Marches in Greater Los Angeles: A Counterhegemonic Moment and the Limits of Mass Mobilization
Chapter 3: Race, Globalization, and Immigration Control in Riverside County
Chapter 4: The Geo-Politics of the Homeland Security State and Deportation in El Salvador
Chapter 5: Resisting "Passive Revolution": The Migrant Rights Movement in Washington DC and New York City under President Obama's first Term
Chapter 6: Beyond Immigration Reform: Latinos, Demilitarization, and the Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-first Century
Appendix A: Methods and Latino Politics Research