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Uncertain CitizenshipEveryday Practices of Bolivian Migrants in Chile$
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Megan Ryburn

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298767

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298767.001.0001

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Places of Uncertain Citizenship

Places of Uncertain Citizenship

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(p.32) 2 Places of Uncertain Citizenship
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Uncertain Citizenship
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Megan Ryburn

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298767.003.0002

Chapter 2 moves from more theoretical discussion to focus on lived experiences of uncertain citizenship. Detailed ethnographic accounts are constructed of six “places of uncertain citizenship” inhabited by and passed through by the migrants whose stories form the center of the book. These are the Chile-Bolivia border crossing at Lago Chungará; inner-city migrant tenement housing in Santiago, Chile; warehouses where migrant workers live in Santiago and Arica, Chile; agricultural smallholdings in Arica, Chile; and the peri-urban area of Plan 3000 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. These places are nodal points within overlapping transnational spaces of citizenship; they are physical manifestations of what it means to live uncertain citizenship.

Keywords:   place, multi-sited ethnography, citizenship, migration, Chile, Bolivia

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