Striving and Surviving

Striving and Surviving

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Drawing on data the author gathered in Honduras and the United States from weekly time diaries, in-depth interviews, participant observation and interpretive focus groups, she looks specifically at the experience and prospects of transmigrant labor in the United States; the aspirations and consumption practices of transnational family members in the United States and Honduras, especially as the relate to the American Dream; and she explores the ways in which families negotiate caretaking responsibilities, both financial and emotional, while striving and surviving in a transnational space. This is the first daily life study of undocumented immigrants and the first transnational analysis of Honduran families.ThatAls the problem in the factory where I work, because itAls a company where the majority is Latino. ... Occupational segregation keeps wageslowby making it difficultfor unions toorganize, and by hindering migrants from learning English ... delineated communities of immigrants fromthe same home country that operate on thebasisof solidarity and reciprocity. Enclaves offer entrepreneurial and other professional opportunitiesthrough good-will loans androtating credit schemes, anbsp;...

Title:Striving and Surviving
Author:Leah Schmalzbauer
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-08


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