The World of Mexican Migrants The Rock and the Hard Place Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post immigration from Mexico as a result of which an estimated million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the

  • Title: The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place
  • Author: Judith Adler Hellman
  • ISBN: 9781565848382
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post 1970 immigration from Mexico as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even a modest living inWidely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post 1970 immigration from Mexico as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even a modest living in their homeland, have traveled north to find jobs.Hellman takes us deep into the sending communities in Mexico, where we witness the conditions that lead Mexicans to risk their lives crossing the border and meet those who live on Mexico s largest source of foreign income, remittances from family members al Norte We hear astonishing border crossing tales including one man s journey riding suspended from the undercarriage of a train In New York and Los Angeles, construction workers, restaurant staff, street vendors, and deliverymen share their survival strategies the ways in which they work, send money home, find housing, learn English, send their children to school, and avoid detection.Drawing upon five years of in depth interviews, Hellman offers a humanizing perspective and essential window Booklist into the lives and struggles of Mexican migrants living in the United States.

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    1. This book was recommended to me as a foundation to exploring the US border in greater depth. Hellman writes an ethnography of sorts, using carefully chosen first-person stories to illustrate life, challenges, desires. This method of pairing select voices with representative experiences balances Hellman's research (years of bilingual interviews across the US and Mexico, plus sociology, anthro, & political economy) with readability and relateability. It also allows her to compare perspectives [...]

    2. A warm look at the lives, experiences, and goals of recent Mexican immigrants to the United States, told mostly through the words of interview subjects on both sides of the border. Much of the recent rhetoric around immigration has been deeply dehumanizing, obsessed with boogeyman fears of nameless, faceless "aliens" who consume U.S. resources without contributing anything in return. Hellman's book offers a powerful rebuttal of such claims, although not in a polemical way. Instead, the stories r [...]

    3. fascinating for a first glimpse into these communities, compiled through many interviews. she looks at life in the mexican villages whose members have migrated (why they did - patriarchy, the aftermath of nafta - and the effects), the crossing itself (and the death-politics in arizona now that the safer crossings are closed off), and some of what it is like living in the US (to what extent are these migrations cyclical? permanent?). yesterday i went up 9th street and got elote (corn impaled on t [...]

    4. This book is going to be good and yet difficult to read! It will remind me of people who have impacted me over the years. It will stir in me emotions of life experiences I have been invited to share, yet I really don't know how to process. After reading the Prologue and intro I'm hooked, but I won't read it fast cause it'll need to digest.

    5. A really interesting and eye-opening perspective on immigration and Mexican culture. Read for Modern Spanish American History class.

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