New Borders and Destinations
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.
California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.