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Author Hellman, Judith Adler.

Title The world of Mexican migrants : the rock and the hard place / Judith Adler Hellman.

Imprint New York : New Press, ©2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  305.868 HELLMAN    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.8687 H477W    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  305.868 HELLMAN    Check Shelf
Description xxiv, 256 pages : map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The Rock. Beto : those not with us -- Nopal Verde : the life of a town -- San Rafael : a life of cooperation -- Marta : the tyranny of in-laws -- Dolores : "we only speak on Sundays" -- The Journey. Tomás : traveling in style -- Elena : "absolutely still" -- Angel : cat and mouse -- Fernando : "a snake's breakfast" -- The Tucson consulate -- No more deaths -- Shanti and Daniel -- "Walking around, living their lives" -- The Hard Place. Carlos : names and networks -- Sara : "ten words in ten years" -- Francisco : the hardest place -- To Stay or to Return Home. Julio : a quick exit -- Manuel : life after amnesty -- Patricia : weighing the good and the bad.
Summary "Praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of contemporary immigration from Mexico, The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, provides a perspective on the migration issue that is rooted in the real-life experiences of migrants themselves. Hellman, author of the bestselling, Mexican Lives, takes us deep into the sending communities in Mexico, where we witness the conditions that lead Mexicans to risk their lives crossing the border. We hear harrowing border-crossing accounts and discover how construction workers, restaurant staff, street vendors, factory workers, and bicycle couriers from New York to Los Angeles find jobs and housing, learn English, send their children to school, and live with the constant fear of detection. We see how the intensification of enforcement directed at undocumented migrants has changed their lives and impacted their decisions to remain in the United States or return to their homeland. Drawing on five years of in-depth interviews, Hellman offers a badly needed intimate perspective on Mexican migrants living in the United States"--Back cover.
Subject Mexican Americans -- Interviews.
Immigrants -- United States -- Interviews.
Mexicans -- Interviews.
Mexican Americans -- Social conditions -- Anecdotes.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- Anecdotes.
Migrant labor -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Migrant labor -- Mexico -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Anecdotes.
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Anecdotes.
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Immigrants -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00967782
Mexican Americans. (OCoLC)fst01019072
Mexican Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01019150
Mexicans. (OCoLC)fst01019244
Migrant labor. (OCoLC)fst01020711
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Soziale Situation (DE-588)4077575-6
Ausländischer Arbeitnehmer (DE-588)4003743-5
Mexikanischer Einwanderer (DE-588)4439524-3
Arbeitsbedingungen (DE-588)4002641-3
United States.
Mexikaner -- Förenta staterna -- intervjuer.
Latinamerikaner -- Förenta staterna.
Mexiko -- emigration och immigration.
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Other Form: Online version: Hellman, Judith Adler. World of Mexican migrants. New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2008 (OCoLC)609208360
ISBN 9781565848382 (hc.)
1565848381 (hc.)
9781595584489 (pbk.)
159558448X (pbk.)
9781595586698 (ebook)
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