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Shadowed lives : undocumented immigrants in American society

Publisher: Belmont, Calif : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Series: Case studies in cultural anthropology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Designed for introductory level courses in cultural anthropology.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9781133588450 113358845X
OCLC Number: 818948487
Description: xix, 251 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karte ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / transition and incorporation --
Anthropology and undocumented migration --
Migrants, settlers, and transnationals --
Answering the questions --
Fieldwork : finding the unfindable --
Roots of Mexican immigration in the 20th century --
Overview of chapters --
ch. 1. The Setting --
Undocumented immigrants and the larger society --
Local reactions to "illegal aliens" --
ch. 2. Separation --
Migration as a part of family history --
Target earners --
Dissatisfaction with local economic opportunities --
The immigrant's dream --
Female immigrants --
Family conflicts --
Adventure and curiosity --
Central American immigrants --
Final thoughts --
ch. 3. Crossing Borders --
The border zone --
The soccer field experience --
Memories of crossing the border --
Crossing the hills with family --
Avoiding the hills --
Central Americans : many borders to cross --
Risks of separation --
The border as political theater --
Borders and liminality --
ch. 4. Life on the Farm --
^ Life in the camps --
Relations back home --
Discardable workers --
Women and children in the canyons --
Marginality and incorporation --
Settled farmworkers --
ch. 5. Suburban Shantytown and Refuge --
The migrant problem --
A community at green valley --
Life in the camp --
ch. 6. Green Valley's Final Days --
Street-corner employment --
The health department --
The final days --
Green valley's demolition --
After green valley --
Final thoughts on green valley --
The continuing saga of migrant camps --
ch. 7. Families and children --
Transnational families and reunited families --
Marriage --
Domestic groups --
Social networks and "daughter communities" --
Binational families and the politics of reproduction --
ch. 8. Work --
The quest for work --
The steady worker --
Women and domestic work --
The work ethic --
English and work --
Earnings and mobility --
Final thoughts --
ch. 9. Learning to Live as an "Illegal Alien" --
Home as a refuge --
Implications of being apprehended --
^ Apprehension experiences --
Fear and behavior --
Seeking the security of documentation --
ch. 10. Incorporation --
Economic incorporation --
Social incorporation --
Cultural incorporation --
Personal incorporation --
Incorporation and the larger society --
Undocumented immigrants as threats to the nation --
A new nativism and Mexican immigration.
Series Title: Case studies in cultural anthropology
Responsibility: Leo Chavez.
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