Divided by Borders

Divided by Borders

Mexican Migrants and Their Children

Book - 2010
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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].
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780520260900
0520260902
9780520266605
0520266609
Branch Call Number: 306.874/DREBY
Characteristics: xxi, 311 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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