A Place to Be: Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican Immigrants in Florida's New Destinations by Philip J. WilliamsA Place to Be: Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican Immigrants in Florida's New Destinations by Philip J. Williams

A Place to Be: Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican Immigrants in Florida's New Destinations

EditorPhilip J. WilliamsRevised byTimothy J. Steigenga

Paperback | March 3, 2009

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A Place to Be is the first book to explore migration dynamics and community settlement among Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican immigrants in America's new South. The book adopts a fresh perspective to explore patterns of settlement in Florida, including the outlying areas of Miami and beyond. The stellar contributors from Latin America and the United States address the challenges faced by Latino immigrants, their cultural and religious practices, as well as the strategies used, as they move into areas experiencing recent large-scale immigration.

Contributors to this volume include Patricia Fortuny Loret de Mola, Carol Girón Solórzano, Silvia Irene Palma, Lúcia Ribeiro, Mirian Solfs Lizama, José Claúdio Souza Alves, Timothy J. Steigenga, Manuel A. Vásquez, and Philip J. Williams.

Philip J. Williams is a professor of political science at the University of Florida and coeditor of Christianity, Social Change, and Globalization in the Americas (Rutgers University Press).Timothy J. Steigenga is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University and coeditor of Conversion of a Continent (Rutgers Universi...
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Title:A Place to Be: Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican Immigrants in Florida's New DestinationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 3, 2009Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813544939

ISBN - 13:9780813544939

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. Transnational Lives
Beyond Homo Anomicus
From Jacaltenango to Jupiter
Solidarities among Mexican Immigrants in Immokalee
Part II. Collective Mobilization and Empowerment
Transnationalism and Collective Action among Guatemalan and Mexican Immigrants in Two Florida Communities
Immigrant Regime of Production
Part III. Identities and Lived Religion
Lived Religion and a Sense of Home
Looking for Lived Religion in Immokalee
Brazilian and Mexican Women
A Place to Be

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"This volume makes important contributions to immigration studies as well as to the study of 'lived religion' and its intersection with the livelihoods of Latin American immigrants in Florida."