Political Theory

Immigration, Identity, and Citizenship in the United States and Europe: A Comparative View


This conference, a follow-up to “Immigration, Identity, and Political Community in America,” focused on historical and contemporary understandings of immigration and national identity in both American and European settings.


Conference Readings

Baubock, Ranier. “Who Are the Citizens of Europe.” Eurozine (December 23 2006): .

Baubock, Ranier, “Political Boundaries in a Multilevel Democracy” In Identities, Affiliations and Allegiances, Cambridge, UK: University Press, 2007. 85-110.

Bourne, Randolph. “Transnational America.” Atlantic Monthly (July 1916): 86-97.

Cahan, Abraham. The Rise of David Levinski. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917.

de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John. Letters from an American Farmer. Charlottesville: University of Virginia American Studies Program 2002-2003, 2003.http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/CREV/header.html (accessed ).

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Journals and Miscellanous Notebooks of R.W. Emerson. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1973.

Fukuyama, Francis. “Identity and Migration.” Prospect (February 25 2007): .

Glazer, Nathan. We Are All Multiculturalists Now. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1912.

Kallen, Horace M.. “Democracy Versus the Melting Pot.” The Nation (February 25 1915): 1-26.

Sollers, Werner. Beyond Ethnicity- Consent and Descent in American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Steiner, George. The Idea of Europe. : Nexus Institute, 2004.

Whitman, Walt. “Spanish Character.” Bartleby.com. http://www.bartleby.com/229/5004.html (July 2012).

Whitman, Walt. “Leaves of Grass.” WhitmanArchive.org. http://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1855/whole.html (July 2012).

Zangwill, Israel. “The Melting Pot (play).” Comedy Theatre, New York, 1908.