ISBN-10:
0815631456
ISBN-13:
2900815631452
Pub. Date:
11/28/2007
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
La Chulla Vida: Gender, Migration, and the Family in Andean Ecuador and New York City

La Chulla Vida: Gender, Migration, and the Family in Andean Ecuador and New York City

by Jason Pribilsky

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Overview

La Chulla Vida: Gender, Migration, and the Family in Andean Ecuador and New York City

A richly detailed ethnographic study of transnational families.

Chronicling the experience of young Andean families as their lives extend between the Ecuadorian highlands and New York City, this book takes an in-depth look at transnational labor migration and gender identities. Jason Pribilsky offers an engrossing and sensitive account of the ways in which young men and women in these two locales navigate their lives, exploring the impact of gender, generation, and new forms of wealth in a single Andean community.

Migration has been a part of the Andes for centuries, yet the effects of transnational labor on the individuals and communities remain largely undocumented. The author draws on firsthand observations of everyday lives to explore issues of transnational marriages and material consumption in the region. Pribilsky presents a study that is both engaging and challenging, a vital contribution to the fields of Latin American studies and immigration studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900815631452
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: Gender and Globalization Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jason Pribilsky is assistant professor of anthropology at Whitman College.

Table of Contents

Illustrations     ix
Figures, Tables, and Maps     xi
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     1
Historical Contexts: Economy, Migration, and the Making of the Azuayo-Canari Region     35
Jatundeleg: The Rising Cost of Everyday Life     69
Rural Youth, Migration Decisions, and the Constitution of Transnational Households     117
Undocumented Migrants in Yoni     160
Adapting to Consumption: Spending, Saving, and Transnational Ties     204
Aprendemos a Convivir: Conjugal Relations, Coparenting, and Transnational Lives     245
Conclusion     273
Glossary     293
References     297
Index     327

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