Transborder lives : indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Transborder lives : indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon

Author: Lynn Stephen
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
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The author follows indigenous Mexican's from two towns in the state of Oaxaca--the Mixtec community of San Agustín Atenango and the Zapotec community of Teotilán del Valle--who periodically leave their homes in Mexico for extended periods of work in California and Oregon. Demonstrating that the line separating Mexico and the United States is only one among the many borders that these migrants repeatedly cross  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stephen, Lynn.
Transborder lives.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608486038
Online version:
Stephen, Lynn.
Transborder lives.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)630818020
Named Person: Arbeit
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Stephen
ISBN: 9780822339724 0822339722 9780822339908 0822339900
OCLC Number: 76820662
Description: xxii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Approaches to transborder lives --
Transborder communities in political and historical context : views from Oaxaca --
Mexicans in California and Oregon --
Transborder labor lives : harvesting, housecleaning, gardening, and childcare --
Surveillance and invisibility in the lives of indigenous farmworkers in Oregon --
Women's transborder lives : gender relations in work and families --
Navigating the borders of racial and ethnic hierarchies --
Grassroots organizing in transborder lives --
Transborder ethnic identity construction in life and on the net : e-mail and web page construction and use --
Conclusions --
Epilogue: Notes on collaborative research.
Responsibility: Lynn Stephen.
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The author follows indigenous Mexican's from two towns in the state of Oaxaca--the Mixtec community of San Agustín Atenango and the Zapotec community of Teotilán del Valle--who periodically leave their homes in Mexico for extended periods of work in California and Oregon. Demonstrating that the line separating Mexico and the United States is only one among the many borders that these migrants repeatedly cross (including national, regional, cultural, ethnic, and class boundaries and divisions), the author advocates an ethnographic framework focused on transborder, rather than transnational, lives. Yet she does not disregard the state: she assesses the impact migration has had on local systems of government in both Mexico and the United States as well s the abilities of states to police and affect transborder communities. Ultimately the author demonstrates that transborder migrants are reshaping notions of territory and politics by developing creative models of governance, education, and economic development as well as ways of maintaining their cultures and languages across geographic distances.

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"Lynn Stephen's multisited ethnography insightfully unpacks globalization from below, revealing the contours of cross-border communities as they reweave the social fabrics of twenty-first-century Read more...

 
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