Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration / Edition 1

Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration / Edition 1

by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520075145

ISBN-13: 9780520075146

Pub. Date: 10/13/1994

Publisher: University of California Press

The momentous influx of Mexican undocumented workers into the United States over the last decades has spurred new ways of thinking about immigration. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo's incisive book enlarges our understanding of these recently arrived Americans and uncovers the myriad ways that women and men recreate families and community institutions in a new land.…  See more details below

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The momentous influx of Mexican undocumented workers into the United States over the last decades has spurred new ways of thinking about immigration. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo's incisive book enlarges our understanding of these recently arrived Americans and uncovers the myriad ways that women and men recreate families and community institutions in a new land. Hondagneu-Sotelo argues that people do not migrate as a result of concerted household strategies, but as a consequence of negotiations often fraught with conflict in families and social networks. Migration and settlement transform long-held ideals and lifestyles. Traditional patterns are reevaluated, and new relationships‹often more egalitarian‹emerge. Women gain greater personal autonomy and indepence as they participate in public life and gain access to both social and economic influence previously beyond their reach. Bringing to life the experiences of undocumented immigrants and delineating the key role of women in newly established communities, Gered Transitions challenges conventional assumptions about gender and migration. It will be essential reading for demographers, historians, sociologists, and policymakers. "I've opened my eyes. Back there, they say 'no.' You marry, and no, you must stay home. Here, it's different. You marry, and you continue working. Back in Mexico, it's very different. There is very much machismo in those men."‹A Mexican woman living in the United States

Author Biography: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520075146
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/13/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Table of Study Participants
1Immigration, Gender, and Settlement1
2The History of Mexican Undocumented Settlement in the United States19
3The Oakview Barrio34
4Gendered Transitions53
5Reconstructing Gender through Immigration and Settlement98
6Women Consolidating Settlement148
7Gendered Immigration186
Notes207
References233
Index255

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