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Beyond the BorderlandsMigration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico$
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Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520269583

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520269583.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

New Borders and Destinations

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Beyond the Borderlands
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Debra Lattanzi Shutika

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520269583.003.0001

This book is an ethnography based on fieldwork in Mexico and Pennsylvania, which investigates the challenges encountered by Mexican families as they endeavored to find their place in Kennett Square beginning in the mid-1980s. It situates the events in Kennett Square in the historical context of the changing geography of Mexican immigration, the oldest and most sustained of all of America's immigrations. In particular, the book presents a ten-year longitudinal window between 1995 and 2005 during the formation of the new destination settlement in Kennett Square, and the accompanying changes that took place in Textitlán. It explores the English-speaking majority's responses to Mexican settlement, which at times seemed paradoxical and contradictory. This chapter provides an overview of the book's contents.

Keywords:   Mexico, Pennsylvania, Mexican families, Kennett Square, Mexican immigration, Textitlán, Mexican settlement

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