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Girlhood In The Borderlands

Girlhood In The Borderlands (eBook)

Mexican Teens Caught In The Crossroads Of Migration

de Lilia Soto 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: NYU Press
Edição ou reimpressão: julho de 2018
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How gender and generation shape perceptions of place and time as told through the voices of Mexican teenage girls 

This book examines the lived experiences of Mexican teenage girls raised in transnational families and the varied ways they make meaning of their lives. Under the Bracero Program and similar recruitment programs, Mexican men have for decades been recruited for temporary work in the U.S., leaving their families for long periods of time to labor in the fields, factories, and service industry before returning home again. While the conditions for these adults who cross the border for work has been extensively documented, very little attention has been paid to the lives of those left behind. Over a six-year period, Lilia Soto interviewed more than sixty teenage girls in Napa, California and Zinapécuaro, Michoacán to reveal the ruptures and continuities felt for the girls surrounded by the movement of families, ideas, and social practices across borders. 

As they develop their subjective selves, these Mexican teens find commonality in their fathers’ absence and the historical, structural, and economic conditions that led to their movement. Tied to the ways U.S. immigration policies dictate the migrant experiences of fathers and the traditional structure of their families, many girls develop a sense of time-lag, where they struggle to plan for a present or a future. InGirlhood in the Borderlands, Soto highlights the “structure of feeling” that girls from Zinapécuaro and Napa share, offering insight into the affective consequences of growing up at these social and geographic intersections.

Girlhood In The Borderlands
Mexican Teens Caught In The Crossroads Of Migration
de Lilia Soto 
ISBN: 9781479829460 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: NYU Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia

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