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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.
Table of Contents
|Author's Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition||p. xi|
|Preface to the Third Edition||p. xv|
|Introduction/Transition and Incorporation||p. 1|
|Anthropology and Undocumented Migration||p. 2|
|Migrants, Settlers, and Transnationals||p. 4|
|Answering the Questions||p. 6|
|Fieldwork: Finding the Unfindable||p. 7|
|Roots of Mexican Immigration in the 20th Century||p. 9|
|Overview of Chapters||p. 13|
|The Setting||p. 17|
|Undocumented Immigrants and the Larger Society||p. 20|
|Local Reactions to ˘Illegal Aliens÷||p. 24|
|Migration as a Part of Family History||p. 30|
|Target Earners||p. 34|
|Dissatisfaction with Local Economic Opportunities||p. 34|
|The ImmigrantĂs Dream||p. 38|
|Female Immigrants||p. 39|
|Family Conflicts||p. 41|
|Adventure and Curiosity||p. 42|
|Central American Immigrants||p. 44|
|Final Thoughts||p. 48|
|Crossing Borders||p. 49|
|The Border Zone||p. 49|
|The Soccer Field Experience||p. 54|
|Memories of Crossing the Border||p. 57|
|Crossing the Hills with Family||p. 61|
|Avoiding the Hills||p. 63|
|Central Americans: Many Borders to Cross||p. 65|
|Risks of Separation||p. 66|
|The Border as Political Theater||p. 70|
|Borders and Liminality||p. 72|
|Life on the Farm||p. 75|
|Life in the Camps||p. 76|
|Relations Back Home||p. 84|
|Discardable Workers||p. 86|
|Women and Children in the Canyons||p. 88|
|Marginality and Incorporation||p. 92|
|Settled Farmworkers||p. 93|
|Suburban Shantytown and Refuge||p. 97|
|The Migrant Problem||p. 98|
|A Community at Green Valley||p. 103|
|Life in the Camp||p. 110|
|Green Valley's Final Days||p. 115|
|Street-Corner Employment||p. 115|
|The Health Department||p. 120|
|The Final Days||p. 124|
|Green ValleyĂs Demolition||p. 126|
|Alter Green Valley||p. 128|
|Final Thoughts on Green Valley||p. 130|
|The Continuing Saga of Migrant Camps||p. 132|
|Families and Children||p. 135|
|Transnational Families and Reunited Families||p. 136|
|Domestic Groups||p. 143|
|Social Networks and ˘Daughter Communities÷||p. 148|
|Binational Families and the Politics of Reproduction||p. 151|
|The Quest for Work||p. 158|
|The Steady Worker||p. 161|
|Women and Domestic Work||p. 163|
|The Work Ethic||p. 168|
|English and Work||p. 170|
|Earnings and Mobility||p. 172|
|Final Thoughts||p. 174|
|Learning to Live as an "Illegal Alien"||p. 177|
|Home as a Refuge||p. 179|
|Implications of Being Apprehended||p. 181|
|Apprehension Experiences||p. 183|
|Fear and Behavior||p. 189|
|Seeking the Security of Documentation||p. 190|
|Economic Incorporation||p. 194|
|Social Incorporation||p. 194|
|Cultural Incorporation||p. 198|
|Personal Incorporation||p. 203|
|Incorporation and the Larger Society||p. 206|
|Undocumented Immigrants as Threats to the Nation||p. 208|
|A New Nativism and Mexican Immigration||p. 209|
|Appendix / Films on Undocumented Immigrants||p. 239|
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