ISBN-10:
0268022127
ISBN-13:
9780268022129
Pub. Date:
04/17/2009
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
The Xaripu Community across Borders: Labor Migration, Community, and Family

The Xaripu Community across Borders: Labor Migration, Community, and Family

by Manuel Barajas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268022129
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 04/17/2009
Series: Latino Perspectives Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,063,821
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Manual Barajas is associate professor of sociology at California State University, Sacramento.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: Labor Migration, Community, and Family across Borders 1

An Overview of the Book 4

Biographical Sketches of Xaripu Labor Migrants 10

2 Theoretical Perspectives on Labor Migration 27

Structural Perspectives 29

Transnational Perspectives 33

Internal Colonialism 39

Moving beyond Traditional Perspectives 44

Interactive Colonization 45

Methods 55

3 A Social-Historical Context of Xaripu's Land Displacement and Labor Migration Experience 63

Origins of Xaripus 64

The Colonization of Michoacán (1521) 67

Mexican Independence (1810) 72

The Mexican Revolution (1910) 76

Agrarian Reform in Mexico (1917-1930s) 82

Bracero Period (1942-64) 87

Post-Bracero Period (1964-1980s) 93

Contextualizing Xaripus' Labor Migration in the History of Colonialism 97

4 The Logic of Colonialism in Modern Labor Relations 99

Colonial Labor in the Fields 100

Labor Conditions in California Agriculture 104

Out of the Fields 125

Race, Gender, and Colonialism in Modern Labor Relations 142

5 Haciendo Comunidad across Borders 145

Contextualizing and Conceptualizing Xaripu Transnationalism 146

Beyond Social Interaction: Convivir 153

Convivencia 154

Nepantla 163

Empowerment 174

The Challenge of Building a Cross-Border Community: Global Inequalities 180

6 The Family across Borders: Exploring Gaps in Perception and Practice of Gender Empowerment 183

Perspectives on Gender Relations within Immigrant Families 184

&iq;Quién Manda? (Who Has the Authority?) 191

The Division of Household Labor 199

The Impact of Transnationalism on Perceptions of Family and Gender Equity 203

The Complexities of GenderEmpowerment within the Family across Borders 210

7 A Pueblo's Search for Empowerment across Borders 213

Appendix 223

Notes 233

Works Cited 277

Index 309

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