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Divided by Borders

Mexican Migrants and Their Children

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Divided by Borders by Joanna Dreby
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Description

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.

Author Biography

Joanna Dreby is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kent State University.
Release date Australia
February 12th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16 b-w photographs, 5 tables
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9780520260900
Product ID
4031372

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