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Specters of belonging : the political life cycle of Mexican migrants

Author: Adrián Félix
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: Studies in subaltern Latina/o politics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on his experiences leading citizenship classes for Mexican migrants and working with cross-border activists, Adrián Félix examines the political lives (and deaths) of Mexican migrants in Specters of Belonging. Tracing transnationalism across the different stages of the migrant political life cycle - beginning with the so-called political baptism of naturalization and ending with the practice by which  Read more...
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Félix, Adrián, 1983-
Specters of belonging.
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018023202
(OCoLC)1048658032
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrián Félix
ISBN: 9780190879396 0190879386 9780190879389 0190879394 9780190932084 0190932082
OCLC Number: 1048657646
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2019 American Political Science Association Best Book in Latino Politics Award.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 177 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the political life cycle of Mexican migrants --
Enunciations of transnational citizenship : Mexican migrants' encounters with naturalization --
Enactments of transnational citizenship : migrants' entanglements with Mexican party politics --
Embodiments of transnational citizenship : postmortem repatriation from the United States to México --
Conclusion : transnational afterlife --
Epilogue : phantom paisanos.
Series Title: Studies in subaltern Latina/o politics
Responsibility: Adrián Félix.

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Drawing on his experiences leading citizenship classes for Mexican migrants and working with cross-border activists, Adrián Félix examines the political lives (and deaths) of Mexican migrants in Specters of Belonging. Tracing transnationalism across the different stages of the migrant political life cycle - beginning with the so-called political baptism of naturalization and ending with the practice by which migrant bodies are repatriated to Mexico for burial after death, Félix reveals the varied ways in which Mexican transnational subjects practice citizenship in the United States as well as Mexico.

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