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Return to sender : the moral economy of Peru's migrant remittances

Author: Karsten Paerregaard
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Return to Sender' is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that activity means for themselves and for their home communities. The book draws on first-hand ethnographic data from North and South America, Europe, and Japan to describe how Peruvians remit to relatives at home, collectively raise money to organise development projects in their regions of origin, and invest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karsten Paerregaard
ISBN: 9780520960459 0520960459 1322505721 9781322505725 0520284739 9780520284739
OCLC Number: 898475072
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The social life of remittances --
Peru : migration and remittances --
Compromiso : the family commitment --
Voluntad : the community commitment --
Superación : the personal commitment --
After remittances.
Responsibility: Karsten Paerregaard.

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Offers an account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that activity means for themselves and for their home communities.  Read more...

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