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Author Berg, Ulla D., author

Title Mobile selves : race, migration, and belonging in Peru and the U.S / Ulla D. Berg
Published New York : New York University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Social transformations in American anthropology
Social transformations in American anthropology.
Contents Salir Adelante : Migration, Travel, and Aspirational Economies in the Central Andes -- Paper Fixes : The Making of Mobile Subjects in Peru's Migration Industry -- Remote Sensing : Structures of Feeling in Long-Distance Communication -- Unfortunate Visibilities : The Transnational Circulation of Image-Objects -- Enframing Peruvianness : Folkloric Citizenship and Immigrant Personhood -- Phantom Citizens in El Quinto Suyo
Summary Mobile Selves illuminates how transnational communicative practices and forms of exchange produce new forms of kinship and social relations, as well as new forms of self-presentation and belonging for global labor migrants. It shows how migrants create new portrayals of themselves which work both to overcome the class and racial biases that they had faced in their home country, as well as to control the images they share of themselves with others back home. Migrant videos, for example, which document migrants' lives for family back home, are often sanitized to avoid causing worry. In this enga
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Peruvian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Peruvian Americans -- Social conditions.
Race awareness -- Peru.
Race awareness -- United States.
Transnationalism -- Social aspects -- Peru.
Transnationalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Peru -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1479803464
1479863777 (electronic bk)
9781479863778 (electronic bk)