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Mexican New York : transnational lives of new immigrants / Robert Courtney Smith.

By: Smith, Robert C, 1964- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006. Description: 1 online resource (x, 375 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520938601; 0520938607; 142373145X; 9781423731450; 1598758047; 9781598758047; 9780520244122; 0520244125; 9780520244139; 0520244133Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions | Transnationalism | United States -- Relations -- Mexico | Mexico -- Relations -- United States | New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration | Puebla (Mexico : State) -- Emigration and immigration | New York (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration | Emigration and immigration | Ethnic relations | Immigrants -- Social conditions | Mexican Americans -- Social conditions | International relations | Transnationalism | Mexico | Mexico -- Puebla (State) | New York (State) -- New York | United States | Ethnische Beziehungen | Einwanderung | Soziale Situation | New York <NY> | HispanosGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mexican New York.DDC classification: 304.8/7471072/090511 LOC classification: F128.9.M5 | S64 2006ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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.
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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.

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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.

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