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Immigrant Families (Paperback): Cecilia Menj ivar, Leisy J Abrego Immigrant Families (Paperback)
Cecilia Menj ivar, Leisy J Abrego
R403 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R73 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Immigrant Families aims to capture the richness, complexity, and diversity that characterize contemporary immigrant families in the United States. In doing so, it reaffirms that the vast majority of people do not migrate as isolated individuals, but are members of families. There is no quintessential immigrant experience, as immigrants and their families arrive with different levels of economic, social, and cultural resources, and must navigate various social structures that shape how they fare. Immigrant Families highlights the hierarchies and inequities between and within immigrant families created by key axes of inequality such as legal status, social class, gender, and generation. Drawing on ethnographic, demographic, and historical scholarship, the authors highlight the transnational context in which many contemporary immigrant families live, exploring how families navigate care, resources, expectations, and aspirations across borders. Ultimately, the book analyzes how dynamics at the individual, family, and community levels shape the life chances and wellbeing of immigrants and their families. As the United States turns its attention to immigration as a critical social issue, Immigrant Families encourages students, scholars, and policy makers to center family in their discussions, thereby prioritizing the human and relational element of human mobility.

Immigrant Families (Hardcover): Cecilia Menj ivar, Leisy J Abrego, Leah C Schmalzbauer Immigrant Families (Hardcover)
Cecilia Menj ivar, Leisy J Abrego, Leah C Schmalzbauer
R1,203 R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Save R274 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Immigrant Families aims to capture the richness, complexity, and diversity that characterize contemporary immigrant families in the United States. In doing so, it reaffirms that the vast majority of people do not migrate as isolated individuals, but are members of families. There is no quintessential immigrant experience, as immigrants and their families arrive with different levels of economic, social, and cultural resources, and must navigate various social structures that shape how they fare. Immigrant Families highlights the hierarchies and inequities between and within immigrant families created by key axes of inequality such as legal status, social class, gender, and generation. Drawing on ethnographic, demographic, and historical scholarship, the authors highlight the transnational context in which many contemporary immigrant families live, exploring how families navigate care, resources, expectations, and aspirations across borders. Ultimately, the book analyzes how dynamics at the individual, family, and community levels shape the life chances and wellbeing of immigrants and their families. As the United States turns its attention to immigration as a critical social issue, Immigrant Families encourages students, scholars, and policy makers to center family in their discussions, thereby prioritizing the human and relational element of human mobility.

Deportation and Return in a Border-Restricted World - Experiences in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (Hardcover,... Deportation and Return in a Border-Restricted World - Experiences in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Bryan Roberts, Cecilia Menj ivar, Nestor P. Rodriguez
R2,877 R2,398 Discovery Miles 23 980 Save R479 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume focuses on recent experiences of return migration to Mexico and Central America from the United States. For most of the twentieth century, return migration to the US was a normal part of the migration process from Mexico and Central America, typically resulting in the eventual permanent settlement of migrants in the US. In recent years, however, such migration has become involuntary, as a growing proportion of return migration is taking place through formal orders of deportation. This book discusses return migration to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, addressing different reasons for return, whether voluntary or involuntary, and highlighting the unique challenges faced by returnees to each region. Particular emphasis is placed on the lack of government and institutional policies in place for returning migrants who wish to attain work, training, or shelter in their home countries. Finally, the authors take a look at the phenomenon of migrants who can never return because they have disappeared during the migration process. Through its multinational focus, diverse thematic outlook, and use of ethnographic and survey methods, this volume provides an original contribution to the topic of return migration and broadens the scope of the literature currently available. As such, this book will be important to scholars and students interested in immigration policy and Latin America as well as policy makers and activists.

Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality' - Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (Hardcover, New): Cecilia Menj ivar,... Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality' - Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (Hardcover, New)
Cecilia Menj ivar, Daniel Kanstroom
R1,831 R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 Save R140 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The topic of 'illegal' immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human 'illegality' has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In this collection of essays, contributors from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, law, political science, religious studies, and sociology - examine how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and how its power is wielded and resisted. The authors conclude that the current concept of immigrant illegality is in need of sustained critique, as careful analysis will aid policy discussions and lead to more just solutions.

The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises (Hardcover): Cecilia Menj ivar, Marie Ruiz, Immanuel Ness The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises (Hardcover)
Cecilia Menj ivar, Marie Ruiz, Immanuel Ness
R3,241 Discovery Miles 32 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The objective of The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises is to deconstruct, question, and redefine through a critical lens what is commonly understood as "migration crises." The volume covers a wide range of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental conditions that generate migration crises around the globe. At the same time, it illuminates how the media and public officials play a major role in framing migratory flows as crises. The volume brings together an exceptional group of scholars from around the world to critically examine migration crises and to revisit the notion of crisis through the context in which permanent and non-permanent migration flows occur. The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises offers an understanding of individuals in societies, socio-economic structures, and group processes. Focusing on migrants' departures and arrivals in all continents, this comprehensive handbook explores the social dynamics of migration crises, with an emphasis on factors that propel these flows as well as the actors that play a role in classifying them and in addressing them. The volume is organized into nine sections. The first section provides a historical overview of the link between migration and crises. The second looks at how migration crises are constructed, while the third section contextualizes the causes and effects of protracted conflicts in producing crises. The fourth focuses on the role of climate and the environment in generating migration crises, while the fifth section examines these migratory flows in migration corridors and transit countries. The sixth section looks at policy responses to migratory flows, The last three sections look at the role media and visual culture, gender, and immigrant incorporation play in migration crises.

Violence and Crime in Latin America - Representation and Politics (Paperback): Gema Santamaria, David Carey Violence and Crime in Latin America - Representation and Politics (Paperback)
Gema Santamaria, David Carey; Preface by Cecilia Menj ivar; Epilogue by Diane E. Davis
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Enduring Violence - Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala (Hardcover): Cecilia Menj ivar Enduring Violence - Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala (Hardcover)
Cecilia Menj ivar
R1,128 R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Save R283 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Drawing on revealing, in-depth interviews, Cecilia Menjivar investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in eastern Guatemala, a little-visited and little-studied region. While much has been written on the subject of political violence in Guatemala, Menjivar turns to a different form of suffering - the violence embedded in institutions and in everyday life so familiar and routine that it is often not recognized as such. Rather than painting Guatemala (or even Latin America) as having a cultural propensity for normalizing and accepting violence, Menjivar aims to develop an approach to examining structures of violence - profound inequality, exploitation and poverty, and gender ideologies that position women in vulnerable situations - grounded in women's experiences. In this way, her study provides a glimpse into the root causes of the increasing wave of feminicide in Guatemala, as well as in other Latin American countries, and offers observations relevant for understanding violence against women around the world today.

Enduring Violence - Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala (Paperback, New): Cecilia Menj ivar Enduring Violence - Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala (Paperback, New)
Cecilia Menj ivar
R617 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R141 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Drawing on revealing, in-depth interviews, Cecilia Menjivar investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in eastern Guatemala, a little-visited and little-studied region. While much has been written on the subject of political violence in Guatemala, Menjivar turns to a different form of suffering - the violence embedded in institutions and in everyday life so familiar and routine that it is often not recognized as such. Rather than painting Guatemala (or even Latin America) as having a cultural propensity for normalizing and accepting violence, Menjivar aims to develop an approach to examining structures of violence - profound inequality, exploitation and poverty, and gender ideologies that position women in vulnerable situations - grounded in women's experiences. In this way, her study provides a glimpse into the root causes of the increasing wave of feminicide in Guatemala, as well as in other Latin American countries, and offers observations relevant for understanding violence against women around the world today.

When States Kill - Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror (Paperback): Cecilia Menj ivar, Nestor P. Rodriguez When States Kill - Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror (Paperback)
Cecilia Menj ivar, Nestor P. Rodriguez
R672 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R102 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"I have given chapters of this book to our clients-- survivors of state-supported terror in Latin America-- and watched as they nodded their heads in agreement and then asked variations of the question: 'how can academics understand so well what was going on in our countries?' This book uses the lens of rigorous scholarship to bring out of the shadows the particularities and common patterns that enabled state repression to operate so effectively in the United States' sphere of influence for more than two decades." -- Sandra Coliver, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Accountability, San Francisco "There are currently no volumes that do what When States Kill accomplishes. This extraordinarily important volume, edited by two superb scholars, will make an outstanding contribution to many fields." -- Martha K. Huggins, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations, Department of Sociology, Tulane University, and coauthor of Violence Workers: Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities "This extraordinary collection of essays locates Latin American state terror within the context of the distinct and influential role of U.S. foreign and military policy in the region. This is a rare work, a 'must read' for academics from a range of disciplines as well as human rights and refugee advocates and lawyers." -- Carolyn Patty Blum, Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus, Boalt Hall Law School, University of California at Berkeley "This is an indispensable collection. Every chapter is a jewel! Given the importance of the topic, it should become a classic." -- Herna n Vera, Professor of Sociology, University of Florida

Since the earlytwentieth century, technological transfers from the United States to Latin American countries have involved technologies of violence for social control. As the chapters in this book illustrate, these technological transfers have taken various forms, including the training of Latin American military personnel in surveillance and torture and the provision of political and logistic support for campaigns of state terror. The human cost for Latin America has been enormous-- thousands of Latin Americans have been murdered, disappeared, or tortured, and whole communities have been terrorized into silence.

Organized by region, the essays in this book address the topic of state-sponsored terrorism in a variety of ways. Most take the perspective that state-directed political violence is a modern development of a regional political structure in which U.S. political interests weigh heavily. Others acknowledge that Latin American states enthusiastically received U.S. support for their campaigns of terror. A few see local culture and history as key factors in the implementation of state campaigns of political violence. Together, all the essays exemplify how technologies of terror have been transferred among various Latin American countries, with particular attention to the role that the United States, as a "strong" state, has played in such transfers.

Deportation and Return in a Border-Restricted World - Experiences in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (Paperback,... Deportation and Return in a Border-Restricted World - Experiences in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Bryan Roberts, Cecilia Menj ivar, Nestor P. Rodriguez
R2,989 Discovery Miles 29 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume focuses on recent experiences of return migration to Mexico and Central America from the United States. For most of the twentieth century, return migration to the US was a normal part of the migration process from Mexico and Central America, typically resulting in the eventual permanent settlement of migrants in the US. In recent years, however, such migration has become involuntary, as a growing proportion of return migration is taking place through formal orders of deportation. This book discusses return migration to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, addressing different reasons for return, whether voluntary or involuntary, and highlighting the unique challenges faced by returnees to each region. Particular emphasis is placed on the lack of government and institutional policies in place for returning migrants who wish to attain work, training, or shelter in their home countries. Finally, the authors take a look at the phenomenon of migrants who can never return because they have disappeared during the migration process. Through its multinational focus, diverse thematic outlook, and use of ethnographic and survey methods, this volume provides an original contribution to the topic of return migration and broadens the scope of the literature currently available. As such, this book will be important to scholars and students interested in immigration policy and Latin America as well as policy makers and activists.

Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality' - Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (Paperback): Cecilia Menj ivar, Daniel... Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality' - Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (Paperback)
Cecilia Menj ivar, Daniel Kanstroom
R597 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R131 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The topic of 'illegal' immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human 'illegality' has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In this collection of essays, contributors from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, law, political science, religious studies, and sociology - examine how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and how its power is wielded and resisted. The authors conclude that the current concept of immigrant illegality is in need of sustained critique, as careful analysis will aid policy discussions and lead to more just solutions.

Latinas/os in the United States - Changing the Face of America (Hardcover): Ce Rodriguez, Douglas Massey Latinas/os in the United States - Changing the Face of America (Hardcover)
Ce Rodriguez, Douglas Massey; Edited by Havidan Rodriguez, Rogelio Saenz, Cecilia Menj ivar
R2,926 Discovery Miles 29 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Latina/o population in the United States has become the largest minority group in the nation. Latinas/os are a mosaic of people, representing different nationalities and religions as well as different levels of education and income. This edited volume uses a multidisciplinary approach to document how Latinas and Latinos have changed and continue to change the face of America. It also includes critical methodological and theoretical information related to the study of the Latino/a population in the United States.

Fragmented Ties - Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (Paperback): Cecilia Menj ivar Fragmented Ties - Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (Paperback)
Cecilia Menj ivar
R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"This is a richly-detailed ethnographic account that gives us insight into the complex nature of social networks of recently-arrived Salvadoran immigrants. Challenging romanticized notions of immigrant solidarity, Fragmented Ties reveals the problems of obtaining help from relatives and friends with few resources to share. A valuable contribution that advances our understanding of the immigrant experience."--Nancy Foner, editor of "New Immigrants in New York

"Menjivar painstakingly describes the 'downside' of immigrant networks. Although there are exceptions in early accounts of the Chicago School of Sociology, nothing similar exists for recent migrants. It is a polished integration of ethnographic research and imagination, not a description of a localized phenomenon. For that reason, this book has significant implications for sociological analysis and it will be read extensively. . . I can imagine it used not only for further exploration of issues of interest to specialists, but also as a tool to instruct students and the wider public about the details of immigrant adaptation."--Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton University Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research

"Framented Ties provides a nuanced and critical analysis of the complexity of immigrant social networks. . . .This astute study of the underside of networks -- and of their differentiation by gender, generation, and social class -- is a gem of an ethnography that will challenge conventional wisdom on the subject. . . .It is an illuminating look at a significant population -- the Salvadorans -- that has almost imperceptibly become one of the largest Latin American groups in the United States."--Ruben G.Rumbaut, co-author of "Immigrant America: A Portrait

"This is the first book on Salvadorans living and working in California, and it is a treasure. Based on meticulously collected research materials, this ethnography offers one of the most compelling and complex analyses of social networks. Revealing the fluid nature of social networks and the ways in which the intersections of generation, gender and class conspire to both help and hinder Salvadorans' opportunities in the United States, Cecilia Menjivar's book promises to make lasting contribution to the way we think about immigration." --Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, author of "Domestica

Latinas/os in the United States - Changing the Face of America (Paperback, 2008 ed.): Rogelio Saenz, Cecilia Menj ivar Latinas/os in the United States - Changing the Face of America (Paperback, 2008 ed.)
Rogelio Saenz, Cecilia Menj ivar; Contributions by Havidan Rodriguez, Douglas S. Massey
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Special order

The Latina/o population in the United States has become the largest minority group in the nation. Latinas/os are a mosaic of people, representing different nationalities and religions as well as different levels of education and income. This edited volume uses a multidisciplinary approach to document how Latinas and Latinos have changed and continue to change the face of America. It also includes critical methodological and theoretical information related to the study of the Latino/a population in the United States.

Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States (Paperback, New): Paul Dimaggio, Patricia Fernandez-Kelly Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States (Paperback, New)
Paul Dimaggio, Patricia Fernandez-Kelly; Introduction by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly; Contributions by Gilberto Cardenas, Yen Espiritu, …
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Special order

"Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States " is the first book to provide a comprehensive and lively analysis of the contributions of artists from America's newest immigrant communities--Africa, the Middle East, China, India, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico. Adding significantly to our understanding of both the arts and immigration, multidisciplinary scholars explore tensions that artists face in forging careers in a new world and navigating between their home communities and the larger society. They address the art forms that these modern settlers bring with them; show how poets, musicians, playwrights, and visual artists adapt traditional forms to new environments; and consider the ways in which the communities' young people integrate their own traditions and concerns into contemporary expression.

Through the Eyes of Women (Paperback): Cecilia Menj ivar Through the Eyes of Women (Paperback)
Cecilia Menj ivar
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Special order

This volume examines the effects of neoliberal reforms on daily life in Latin America and the Caribbean, as seen through the eyes of women. The authors situate women in their sociocultural milieus, so that women's perceptions and assessments are examined through a lens that includes the lives of other women, men, and other members of the women's families, work settings, communities, and political and religious organizations. Although women in this book are presented as social actors pursuing diverse personal goals, their experiences, views, and objectives are embedded within broader forces in the economy, polity, culture, and legal systems that organize their lives. Cecilia Menjivar, a sociologist, is Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. She has written on the social processes of migration-social networks, gender relations, family dynamics, transnational spaces, and religious communities-among Central Americans in the United States, including the book "Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America" (UC Press 2000). She is co-editing a book (with Nestor Rodriquez) on state terror in Latin America and writing a monograph that examines comparatively the social networks of indigenous and ladina women in Guatemala.

Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States (Hardcover): Paul Dimaggio, Patricia Fernandez-Kelly Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States (Hardcover)
Paul Dimaggio, Patricia Fernandez-Kelly; Introduction by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly; Contributions by Gilberto Cardenas, Yen Espiritu, …
R1,636 Discovery Miles 16 360 Special order

"Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States" is the first book to provide a comprehensive and lively analysis of the contributions of artists from America's newest immigrant communities--Africa, the Middle East, China, India, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Mexico. Adding significantly to our understanding of both the arts and immigration, multidisciplinary scholars explore tensions that artists face in forging careers in a new world and navigating between their home communities and the larger society. They address the art forms that these modern settlers bring with them; show how poets, musicians, playwrights, and visual artists adapt traditional forms to new environments; and consider the ways in which the communities' young people integrate their own traditions and concerns into contemporary expression.

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