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Border lives : fronterizos, transnational migrants and commuters in Tijuana / Sergio Chávez.

By: Chávez, Sergio R [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]Description: xiii, 203 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | San Diego (Calif.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | Immigrants -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula) -- Social conditions | Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions | Mexican-American Border Region -- Economic conditions | Transnationalism | Economic history | Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | Immigrants -- Social conditions | Social conditions | Transnationalism | California -- San Diego | Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula) | Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California) | North America -- Mexican-American Border RegionDDC classification: 305.9/0691097223
Contents:
Crafting border livelihoods -- The occupational careers of ex-braceros -- Becoming a border commuter -- Strategies for crossing the border through (non)inspection -- Border networks -- Conclusion: Lessons from Tijuana -- Epilogue: Border lives a decade later.
Summary: "In Border Lives, Sergio Chávez moves past Tijuana's notorious image as a hub of sex, drugs, and crime to tell the story of the diverse group of individuals who use both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border as a resource to construct their livelihoods. Based on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, Chávez explores the complex and often contradictory ways in which the border influences the livelihood strategies and lifestyles of border crossers. The border shapes respondents' knowledge and relationships, controls their time, and allows them to convert U.S. wages into a Mexican standard of living without losing the social and cultural comforts of Tijuana-as-home. A substantial contribution to migration and labor studies, Border Lives provides empirical grounding to theories of how geographical borders shape human action."--Publisher information.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Crafting border livelihoods -- The occupational careers of ex-braceros -- Becoming a border commuter -- Strategies for crossing the border through (non)inspection -- Border networks -- Conclusion: Lessons from Tijuana -- Epilogue: Border lives a decade later.

"In Border Lives, Sergio Chávez moves past Tijuana's notorious image as a hub of sex, drugs, and crime to tell the story of the diverse group of individuals who use both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border as a resource to construct their livelihoods. Based on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, Chávez explores the complex and often contradictory ways in which the border influences the livelihood strategies and lifestyles of border crossers. The border shapes respondents' knowledge and relationships, controls their time, and allows them to convert U.S. wages into a Mexican standard of living without losing the social and cultural comforts of Tijuana-as-home. A substantial contribution to migration and labor studies, Border Lives provides empirical grounding to theories of how geographical borders shape human action."--Publisher information.

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