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Author Bedorf, Franziska, author

Title Sweet home Chicago? : Mexican migration and the question of belonging and return / Franziska Bedorf
Published Bielefeld [Germany] : Transcript Verlag, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (369 pages) : illustrations
Series Global studies
Global studies (Bielefeld, Germany)
Contents Theoretical perspectives : discussing migration, return and belonging -- Research design and methods -- Setting : exploring Mexican Chicago -- Locating the people : elderly Mexicans in Chicago today -- Expectations : envisaging a place for the future and weighing the idea of return -- Experiences : configuring belonging by remembering the past : narratives of emerging attachments and detachments -- Expressions : practices of belonging today -- Discussion and conclustion
Summary Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork among aged Mexican migrants in Chicago, Franziska Bedorf investigates the phenomenon of return migration by tracing how people's intentions to go back change over time. Considering global labour mobility, she evaluates transformations of belonging and the wider economic, political, social and cultural frameworks that shape them. In front of the backdrop of debates on integration, transnationalism and belonging, the study explores why migrants keep and form attachments to and detachments from places, people and cultures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 19, 2018)
Subject Mexicans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects.
Emigration and immigration.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
Chicago (Ill.) -- Emigration and immigration
Illinois -- Chicago.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783839441312