Shadowed Lives Undocumented Immigrants in American Society

ISBN-10: 113358845X
ISBN-13: 9781133588450
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Leo R. Chavez
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants' own voices while the author's voice raises questions about power, stereotypes, settlement, and incorporation into American society.

Foreword
Author's Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction/Transition and Incorporation
Anthropology and Undocumented Migration
Migrants, Settlers, and Transnationals
Answering the Questions
Fieldwork: Finding the Unfindable
Roots of Mexican Immigration in the 20th Century
Overview of Chapters
The Setting
Undocumented Immigrants and the Larger Society
Local Reactions to �Illegal Aliens�
Separation
Migration as a Part of Family History
Target Earners
Dissatisfaction with Local Economic Opportunities
The Immigrant�s Dream
Female Immigrants
Family Conflicts
Adventure and Curiosity
Central American Immigrants
Final Thoughts
Crossing Borders
The Border Zone
The Soccer Field Experience
Memories of Crossing the Border
Crossing the Hills with Family
Avoiding the Hills
Central Americans: Many Borders to Cross
Risks of Separation
The Border as Political Theater
Borders and Liminality
Life on the Farm
Life in the Camps
Relations Back Home
Discardable Workers
Women and Children in the Canyons
Marginality and Incorporation
Settled Farmworkers
Suburban Shantytown and Refuge
The Migrant Problem
A Community at Green Valley
Life in the Camp
Green Valley's Final Days
Street-Corner Employment
The Health Department
The Final Days
Green Valley�s Demolition
Alter Green Valley
Final Thoughts on Green Valley
The Continuing Saga of Migrant Camps
Families and Children
Transnational Families and Reunited Families
Marriage
Domestic Groups
Social Networks and �Daughter Communities�
Binational Families and the Politics of Reproduction
Work
The Quest for Work
The Steady Worker
Women and Domestic Work
The Work Ethic
English and Work
Earnings and Mobility
Final Thoughts
Learning to Live as an "Illegal Alien"
Home as a Refuge
Implications of Being Apprehended
Apprehension Experiences
Fear and Behavior
Seeking the Security of Documentation
Incorporation
Economic Incorporation
Social Incorporation
Cultural Incorporation
Personal Incorporation
Incorporation and the Larger Society
Undocumented Immigrants as Threats to the Nation
A New Nativism and Mexican Immigration
Epilogue
Bibliography
Glossary
Appendix / Films on Undocumented Immigrants
Index
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