Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas: Breaching the Border, Bridging the Distance

Paperback | July 10, 2007

byRachel H. Adler, Nancy Foner

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Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders.  It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives.  It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and  mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one of the most crucial issues facing the U.S. today.

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Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders.  It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives.  It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and  mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one o...

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Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas: Breaching the Border, Bridging the Distance, 2e by Rachel H. Adler     Other Titles in the New Immigrants Series Allyn & Bacon   Series Editor, Nancy Foner, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York   Nuer Journeys, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota, 2e...

Rachel H. Adler is Professor of Sociology at the College of New Jersey. Her research interests include Urban Anthropology, including Latino Immigration to the US, and Medical Anthropology, particularly Nursing Practice. Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:July 10, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205521029

ISBN - 13:9780205521029

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Series
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Studying the Yucatecans in Dallas
Overview
Kaal as Context
Yucatan in the Context of United States-Mexico Migration
Living in Kaal
The Meaning of ¿Mayanness¿
Conclusion
Yucatecans in the ¿Big D¿
 Racial and Ethnic Relations in Dallas
The Yucatecans in Dallas
Conclusion
Crossing the Line: Migrants and the U.S.-Mexico Border
U.S. Migration Law, Border Crossing, and Transnational Migration
The Border Crossing Process
Effects of Border Crossing
Border Crossing: ¿Weapon of the Weak¿
Migrant Agendas and Transnationalism
Yucatecan Migrant Agendas
Migrant Agendas: Two Examples
Circumventing the Nation-State
Dallas-Yucatan Transnational Migration
Goods and Information
Conclusion
Women and Men Migrants
Women and Men from Kaal: Gendered Social Spheres
Case Studies of Migrant Couples
Discussion of the Cases
Conclusion: Yucatecan Men and Women in Dallas
Conclusion
Yucatecan Migrants and Social Change
Final Thoughts: Will Transnationalism Last?
Epilogue
References
Index