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Author Pallares, Amalia, 1965-

Title Family activism : immigrant struggles and the politics of noncitizenship / Amalia Pallares
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2014
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Series Latinidad: transnational cultures in the United States
Latinidad: transnational cultures in the United States
Contents ""Series Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""1. From Reunification to Separation""; ""2. A Tale of Sanctuary""; ""3. Regarding Family""; ""4. Our Youth, Our Families""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Summary "Drawing upon the idea of the "impossible activism" of undocumented immigrants, Amalia Pallares argues that those without legal status defy this "impossible" context by relying on the politicization of the family to challenge justice within contemporary immigration law. The culmination of a seven-year-long ethnography of undocumented immigrants and their families in Chicago, as well as national immigrant politics, Family Activism examines the ways in which the family has become politically significant"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Families -- Political aspects -- United States.
Immigrant families -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Immigrant families -- United States.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813564581 (electronic bk.)
9780813564586 (electronic bk.)