Cross-Border Migration among Latin Americans: European Perspectives and Beyond

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This book is the first edited collection on Latin American migration to Europe, with a specific focus on the United Kingdom. The collection brings together a group of established and emerging scholars from various disciplines who have been forging new paths of research on Latin Americans. Conceptually, the book explores the broader relevance of notions of transnationalism, diaspora, and integration among Latin Americans in Europe. The chapters examine a range of issues, such as the role of transnational families,...

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Overview

This book is the first edited collection on Latin American migration to Europe, with a specific focus on the United Kingdom. The collection brings together a group of established and emerging scholars from various disciplines who have been forging new paths of research on Latin Americans. Conceptually, the book explores the broader relevance of notions of transnationalism, diaspora, and integration among Latin Americans in Europe. The chapters examine a range of issues, such as the role of transnational families, political and religious transnationalism, intergenerational and gendered wellbeing among migrants, gender-based violence, place-based identities, labor market experiences, and super-diversity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230108387
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Studies of the Americas Series
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy McIlwaine is a Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary, University of London, where she has worked since 1995.Prior to that, she received her PhD from the London School of Economics and subsequently held a lectureship there.McIlwaine’s research has focused on the uneven geographies of development in relation to poverty, gender, and urban violence, as well as the nature of North-South linkages through international migration. She has most recently focused on low-paid migrant labor in London and the Latin American community in the city. McIlwaine has published eight books, the most recent being Geographies of Development (with Sylvia Chant, 2009) and Global Cities at Work (with Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Jo Herbert and Jon May, 2010).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Theoretical and empirical perspectives on Latin American migration across borders—Cathy McIlwaine
• PART I: Conceptual understanding of Latin American migration across borders
• Transnational theory and South American immigration across Europe—Adrian J. Bailey and Rosa Mas Giralt
• A transnational asset accumulation framework for researching Latin American migration—Caroline Moser
• Rethinking the family through migration: Gender ideologies and practices of care in Ecuador—Gioconda Herrera
• Latin American domestic workers abroad: Perspectives from Spain—Ángeles Escrivá and Magdalena Díaz-Gorfinkiel
• PART II: Understanding Latin American migration to the United Kingdom
• Super-diversity, multiculturalism and integration: an overview of the Latin American population in London, UK—Cathy McIlwaine
• Policy change from below: recognizing migrants’ political agency among Latin Americans in London—Davide Però
• Conceptualizing human wellbeing from a gender and life course perspective: The case of Peruvian migrants in London—Katie Wright
• Gender transformations and gender-based violence among Latin American migrants in London—Cathy McIlwaine and Frances Carlisle
• Latin American commercial spaces and the formation of ethnic publics in London: The case of the Elephant and Castle—Juan Camilo Cock
• Colombian migrant families in the north of England: Socio-cultural invisibility and young people’s identity strategies—Rosa Mas Giralt
• Political transnationalism among Colombian migrants in London—Anastasia Bermudez
• Everyday transnationalism: Religion in the lives of Brazilian migrants in London and Brazil—Olivia Sheringham

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