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Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Debra Lattanzi Shutika


Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American suburbs and small towns. This study explores the challenges encountered by Mexican families as they endeavor to find their place in the U.S. by focusing on Kennett Square, a small farming village in Pennsylvania known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World.” In an account based on extensive fieldwork among Mexican migrants and their American neighbors, this book explores the issues of belonging and ... More

Keywords: Mexico, migration, Mexican families, suburbs, Kennett Square, belonging, displacement, communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520269583
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520269583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debra Lattanzi Shutika, author