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Author Schmalzbauer, Leah, author

Title The last best place? : gender, family, and migration in the new West / Leah Schmalzbauer
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014
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Contents Situating gender and migration in the new West -- Economic opportunities and gender divisions of labor -- Illegality, rurality and daily life -- Transnationalism, belonging and the rural idyll -- Doing gender : the impact of economic crisis on household dynamics -- Through the eyes of the second generation -- Hope and opportunity in the new West -- The last best place?
Summary Southwest Montana is beautiful country, evoking mythologies of freedom and escape long associated with the West. Partly because of its burgeoning presence in popular culture, film, and literature, including William Kittredge's anthology The Last Best Place, the scarcely populated region has witnessed an influx of wealthy, white migrants over the last few decades. But another, largely invisible and unstudied type of migration is also present. Though Mexican migrants have worked on Montana's ranches and farms since the 1920s, increasing numbers of migrant families-both documented and undocumente
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Foreign workers, Mexican -- Montana, Western -- Economic conditions.
Foreign workers, Mexican -- Montana, Western -- Social conditions.
Migrant labor -- Montana, Western -- Economic conditions.
Migrant labor -- Montana, Western -- Social conditions.
Migrant laborers' families -- Montana, Western -- Economic conditions.
Migrant laborers' families -- Montana, Western -- Social conditions.
Montana, Western -- Economic conditions.
Montana, Western -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804792976 (electronic bk.)
9780804792974 (electronic bk.)