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Intimate Migrations : Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans

By: Boehm, Deborah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (193 p.).ISBN: 9780814789858.Subject(s): Illegal aliens -- United States | Immigrant families -- United States | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | Mexican American families | Mexican Americans -- Social conditions | Mexicans -- United States -- Social conditions | Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | Sex role -- United States | Transnationalism | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Intimate Migrations : Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational MexicansDDC classification: 304.8/73072 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: De Ambos Lados / From Both Sides; 1 Placing Intimate Migrations; PART I. TRANSBORDER FAMILIES; 2 Mitad Allá, Mitad Aquí/Half There, Half Here; 3 Family "Reunification"; PART II. GENDERED MIGRATIONS; 4 ¡Ya Soy Hombre y Mujer!/Now I Am a Man and a Woman!; 5 Gendered Borderlands; PART III. CHILDREN ON THE MOVE; 6 Por Mis Hijos/For My Children; 7 Here-Not Here; Conclusion: Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá/From Neither Here Nor There; Postscript: Caught; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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Summary: In her research with transnational Mexicans, Deborah A. Boehm has often asked individuals: if there were no barriers to your movement between Mexico and the United States, where would you choose to live? Almost always, they desire the freedom to ""come and go."" Yet the barriers preventing such movement are many. Because of the United States' rigid immigration policies, Mexican immigrants often find themselves living long distances from family members and unable to easily cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Transnational Mexicans experience what Boehm calls ""intimate migrations,"" flows that both s
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: De Ambos Lados / From Both Sides; 1 Placing Intimate Migrations; PART I. TRANSBORDER FAMILIES; 2 Mitad Allá, Mitad Aquí/Half There, Half Here; 3 Family "Reunification"; PART II. GENDERED MIGRATIONS; 4 ¡Ya Soy Hombre y Mujer!/Now I Am a Man and a Woman!; 5 Gendered Borderlands; PART III. CHILDREN ON THE MOVE; 6 Por Mis Hijos/For My Children; 7 Here-Not Here; Conclusion: Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá/From Neither Here Nor There; Postscript: Caught; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

About the Author

In her research with transnational Mexicans, Deborah A. Boehm has often asked individuals: if there were no barriers to your movement between Mexico and the United States, where would you choose to live? Almost always, they desire the freedom to ""come and go."" Yet the barriers preventing such movement are many. Because of the United States' rigid immigration policies, Mexican immigrants often find themselves living long distances from family members and unable to easily cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Transnational Mexicans experience what Boehm calls ""intimate migrations,"" flows that both s

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Anthropologist Boehm's narrative is a multidisciplinary examination of mixed-status families living between the US and Mexico. She weaves oral narratives with analyses of public policy and participant observation to explore how everyday encounters with the state in binational or transnational families alter peoples' intimate private lives, particularly in regard to gender and age relations. Especially noteworthy is her explanation of how the focus of US immigration policies and actions on the status of individuals instead of family units creates ripples that touch others in a family and community, shaping life decisions. Boehm (Univ. of Nevada, Reno) sees the result as migrant flows that are masculinized and male controlled, creating communities of men on the US side of the border and leaving largely female patrilocal households in Mexico. Within this context, traditional notions of gendered work are contested and redefined, as are notions of parenting and loyalty, such as distinguishing between sexual infidelity and economic or monetary infidelity. Another strength of the book is its reexamination of the characteristics traditionally assigned to the idea of immigration-descended generations to one focused on transnational generations, parallel to that of the concept of transnational parenting. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. S. M. Green California State University--Chico

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