Dialectical Anthropology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 157–173 | Cite as

Radical responses to neoliberalism: immigrant rights in the global era

Article

Abstract

Contemporary debate about immigrants provides an opportunity to expand the conversation about race and class. Immigrants in the US complicate racial categories and class formation, putting them in flux, while simultaneously opening possibilities to address historical and contemporary racial and social inequalities. Migrants affect class relations within and across borders, contributing to the conversation and activity around global justice. The convergence of the immigrant rights struggle with the global justice movement has furthered strategies that do both—confront racism and class oppression.

Keywords

Immigrants Immigrant rights Global justice Human rights Social movements United States Alliances Coalition Race Class 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York (CUNY)New YorkUSA

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