This compassionate yet unflinching exposé of the pitfalls of Indigenous–non-Indigenous solidarity work offers a constructive framework for non-colonizing solidarity that can be applied in any context of unequal power.
This volume draws attention to the plight of migrant children and their families, illuminating the human and emotional toll that children experience as they crisscross the Americas. Exploring the connections between education, policy, cultural studies, and anthropology, the essays in this volume navigate a space of transnational children’s rights central to Latin American life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Global Child highlights the unique features of participatory, arts-based, and socio-ecological approaches to studying war-affected children and families, demonstrating the collective strength as well as the limitations and the ethical implications of such research. Building on work across the Global South and the Global North, this book aims to deepen an understanding of this tri-pillared approach, and the potential for this methodology to contribute to improved practices in working with war-affected children and their families.
Sitting at the intersection of border studies, immigration studies, and Latinx studies, this concise volume shows how Central American migrants in transit through Mexico survive the precarious and unpredictable road by forming different types of social ties, developing trust, and engaging in acts of solidarity. The accessible writing and detailed ethnographic narratives of different associations, ties, and groups that migrants form while in transit weave together theory with empirical observations to highlight and humanize the migrant experience.
From Homemakers to Breadwinners to Community Leaders compares the immigration and integration experiences of Dominican and Mexican women in New York City. The book documents the significance of women-led migration within an increasingly racialized context and underscores the contributions women make to their communities of origin and of settlement. Fuentes-Mayorga’s research is timely, especially against the backdrop of policy debates about the future of family reunification laws and the unprecedented immigration of women and minors from Latin America.
A collection of digital stories from the Humanizing Deportation project that reveals a uniquely expert point of view of Mexican and Central American migrant experiences: those of the migrants themselves.
Managed Migrations examines the concurrent development of a border agricultural industry and changing methods of border enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas during the past century.
Unguarded Border tells the stories of the 50,000 Americans who fled across the border to Canada in the 1960s and 1970s, a migrant experience that does not fit the usual paradigms. Historian Donald W. Maxwell explores how these Americans in exile forged cosmopolitan identities, permanently changing perceptions of military service, nation, and citizenship.
The increasingly militarized U.S.-México border is an intensely physical place, affecting the bodies of all who encounter it. The essays in this volume explore how crossing becomes embodied in individuals on the most basic social unit possible: the human body.
World of Our Mothers highlights the largely forgotten stories of forty-five women immigrants in the early twentieth century. Through interviews in Arizona mining towns, Phoenix barrios, and selected areas of California, Texas, and the Midwest, we learn how they negotiated their lives with their circumstances.
Radical Hospitality centers hospitality as a primary metaphor and ethical framework governing the relationship of the migrant to both the “native” population and the host nation. The book examines the history of US immigration policy and media coverage to evaluate hospitality or hostility towards immigrants, and the impact this may have for immigrants’ sense of home and belonging within the nation.
Focusing on the intersection of immigration and trans rights, On Transits and Transitions examines the processes through which the category of transgender is incorporated into U.S. immigration law and policy. Using mobility as a critical lens, Josephson captures the insecurity and precarity created by U.S. immigration control and related processes of racialization to show how im/mobility conditions citizenship and national belonging for trans migrants in the United States.
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