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Description: Contrary to popular opinion, increasing numbers of migrants continue to participate in the political, social, and economic lives of their countries of origin even as they put down roots in the United States.The Transnational Villagersoffers a detailed, compelling account of how ordinary people keep their feet in two worlds and create communities that span borders. Peggy Levitt explores the powerful familial, religious, and political connections that arise between Miraflores, a town in the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood in Boston and examines the ways in which these ties transform life in both the home and host country. The Transnational Villagersis one of only a few books based on in-depth fieldwork in the countries of origin and reception. It provides a moving, detailed account of how transnational migration transforms family and work life, challenges migrants' ideas about race and gender, and alters life for those who stay behind as much, if not more, than for those who migrate. It calls into question conventional thinking about immigration by showing that assimilation and transnational lifestyles are not incompatible. In fact, in this era of increasing economic and political globalization, living transnationally may become the rule rather than the exception.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/29/2001
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The Historical Context|
|Social Remittances: How Global Culture Is Created Locally|
|Reshaping the Stages of the Life Cycle|
|Making Values from Two Worlds Fit|
|When Domestic Polities Becomes Transnational|
|"God Is Everywhere": Religious Life across Borders|
|Transnationalizing Community Development|
|Figures and Tables|