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Author Smith, Robert C., 1964- author

Title Mexican New York : transnational lives of new immigrants / Robert Courtney Smith
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents Transnational life in ethnographic perspective -- Dual contexts for transnational life -- "Los ausentes siempre presentes" : imagining and making a local-level transnational political community -- The defeat of Don Victorio and why it matters : transnationalization, democratization, and regime change on local, state, and federal levels -- Gender strategies, settlement, and transnational life -- "In Ticuani, he goes crazy" : the second generation renegotiates gender in Ticuani -- "Padre Jesus is our protector" : adolescence, religion, and social location in New York and Ticuani -- "I'll go back next year" : local-level transnational life across the life course -- Defending your name in New York and Ticuani : the roots and transnationalization of Mexican gangs -- "Why you gotta mess up a good place?" : returning to a changed Ticuani
Summary Drawing on more than fifteen years of research, Mexican New York offers an intimate view of globalization as it is lived by Mexican immigrants and their children in New York and in Mexico. Robert Courtney Smith's groundbreaking study sheds new light on transnationalism, vividly illustrating how immigrants move back and forth between New York and their home village in Puebla with considerable ease, borrowing from and contributing to both communities as they forge new gender roles; new strategies of social mobility, race, and even adolescence; and new brands of politics and egalitarianism. Smith
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Mexican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Mexico -- Relations -- United States.
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration.
New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations.
Puebla (Mexico : State) -- Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Relations -- Mexico.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520244125 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520244133 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520938607 (electronic bk.)
142373145X (electronic bk.)
9780520244122 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520244139 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520938601 (electronic bk.)
9781423731450 (electronic bk.)