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Lives in TransitViolence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey$
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Wendy A. Vogt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298545

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298545.001.0001

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The Migrant Industry

The Migrant Industry

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(p.82) 3 The Migrant Industry
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Lives in Transit
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Wendy A. Vogt

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298545.003.0004

This chapter examines how the journey across Mexico has become a site of intense violence and profit making in what may be conceptualized as an industry. Through migrant testimonies, it traces how Central American migrants’ bodies, labor and lives are transformed into commodities within economies of smuggling, extortion, and kidnapping. The commodification of migrants also coincides with the transformation of local spaces into new sites of profit and insecurity.

Keywords:   Migrant industry, Commodification, Kidnapping, Violence

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