The Xaripu Community Across Borders: Labor Migration, Community, And Family (latino Perspectives)
ISBN : 0268022127
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During the past three decades there have been many studies of transnational migration. Most of the scholarship has focused on one side of the border, one area of labor incorporation, one generation of migrants, and one gender. In this path-breaking book, Manuel Barajas presents the first cross-national, comparative study to examine a Mexican-origin communityâ€™s experience with international migration and transnationalism. He presents an extended case study of the Xaripu community, with home bases in both Xaripu, MichoacÃ¡n, and Stockton, California, and elaborates how various forms of colonialism, institutional biases, and emergent forms of domination have shaped Xaripu labor migration, community formation, and family experiences across the Mexican/U.S. border for over a century.
â€œThe Xaripu Community is an exciting, refreshing, and critical ethnographic study that breaks new ground for theorizing transnational migration experiences and gender relationships across borders and challenges monolithic characterizations of Mexican migrants. Presenting a nuanced critique of previous frameworks, Barajas puts forward innovative assertions and arguments for an â€˜interactive colonizationâ€™ framework that will have repercussions on debates about the Mexican migration experience in the United States.â€ â€”Mary Romero, Arizona State University
Author : Manuel Barajas
ISBN : 0268022127
Language : English
No of Pages : 352
Edition : 1st Edition
Publication Date : 4/15/2009
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.8x6x0.8
Book weight : 0.01
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