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The Resource Divided by borders : Mexican migrants and their children, Joanna Dreby

Divided by borders : Mexican migrants and their children, Joanna Dreby

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Divided by borders : Mexican migrants and their children
Title
Divided by borders
Title remainder
Mexican migrants and their children
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Dreby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since 2000, approximately 440,000 Mexicans have migrated to the United States every year. Tens of thousands have left children behind in Mexico to do so. For these parents, migration is a sacrifice. What do parents expect to accomplish by dividing their families across borders? How do families manage when they are living apart? More importantly, do parents' relocations yield the intended results? Probing the experiences of migrant parents, children in Mexico, and their caregivers, Joanna Dreby offers an up-close and personal account of the lives of families divided by borders. What she finds is that the difficulties endured by transnational families make it nearly impossible for parents' sacrifices to result in the benefits they expect. Yet, paradoxically, these hardships reinforce family members' commitments to each other. A story both of adversity and the intensity of family ties, Divided by Borders is an engaging and insightful investigation of the ways Mexican families struggle and ultimately persevere in a global economy.--[source unknown]
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
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Dreby, Joanna
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV7402
LC item number
.D74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexicans
  • Emigrant remittances
  • Households
  • Marital conflict
  • Parent and child
  • Mexikanischer Einwanderer
  • Familie
  • Auswanderung
  • Familienbeziehung
  • Familiensoziologie
  • USA
  • Mexiko
  • Hispanos
Label
Divided by borders : Mexican migrants and their children, Joanna Dreby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-302) and index
Contents
Preface : Ordinary families, extraordinary families -- Sacrifice -- Ofelia and Germán Cruz : migrant time versus child time -- Gender and parenting from afar -- Armando López on fatherhood -- Children and power during separation -- Middlewomen -- Cindy Rodríguez between two worlds -- Divided by borders
Control code
361955298
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780520266605
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018651
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)361955298
Label
Divided by borders : Mexican migrants and their children, Joanna Dreby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-302) and index
Contents
Preface : Ordinary families, extraordinary families -- Sacrifice -- Ofelia and Germán Cruz : migrant time versus child time -- Gender and parenting from afar -- Armando López on fatherhood -- Children and power during separation -- Middlewomen -- Cindy Rodríguez between two worlds -- Divided by borders
Control code
361955298
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780520266605
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018651
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)361955298

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