Place, Gender, and the Pathways of Mexican Migrants
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Undocumented Politics offers a gripping inquiry into migrant communities’ struggles for rights and resources across the U.S.-Mexico divide. For twenty-one months, Abigail Andrews lived with two groups of migrants and their families in the mountains of Mexico and in the barrios of Southern California. Her nuanced comparison reveals how local laws and power dynamics shape migrants’ agency. Andrews also exposes how arbitrary policing abets gendered violence. Yet she insists that the process does not begin or end in the United States. Rather, migrants interpret their destinations in light of the hometowns they leave behind. Their counterparts in Mexico must also come to grips with migrant globalization. And on both sides of the border, men and women transform patriarchy through their battles to belong. Ambitious and intimate, Undocumented Politics reveals how the excluded find space for political voice.
Praise For Undocumented Politics: Place, Gender, and the Pathways of Mexican Migrants…
— ILR Review
"I highly recommend this engaging and elegant monograph, suitable for students and researchers of migration and borders."
— American Journal of Sociology
"Andrews has delivered an insightful, well-researched exposition on Mexican migration in the United States. . . . Undocumented Politics successfully showcases the ways that undocumented migrant women have self-advocated, despite their lack of access to legal and electoral outlets of political activism."
— California History
University of California Press, 9780520299979, 312pp.
Publication Date: August 21, 2018