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Author Dreby, Joanna, 1976-

Title Divided by borders : Mexican migrants and their children / Joanna Dreby.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 311 pages) : illustrations
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface : ordinary families, extraordinary families -- Sacrifice -- Ofelia and Germán Cruz : migrant time versus child time -- Gender and parenting from afar -- Armando López on fatherhood -- Children and power during separation -- Middlewomen -- Cindy Rodríguez between two worlds -- Divided by borders.
Summary Since 2000, approximately 440,000 Mexicans have migrated to the United States every year. Tens of thousands have left children behind in Mexico to do so. For these parents, migration is a sacrifice. What do parents expect to accomplish by dividing their families across borders? How do families manage when they are living apart? More importantly, do parents' relocations yield the intended results? Probing the experiences of migrant parents, children in Mexico, and their caregivers, Joanna Dreby offers an up-close and personal account of the lives of families divided by borders. What she finds i.
Language English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Mexico -- Emigration and immigration.
Mexicans -- Family relationships -- United States -- Case studies.
Emigrant remittances -- Mexico.
Households -- Mexico.
Marital conflict -- Case studies.
Parent and child -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Other Form: Print version: Dreby, Joanna, 1976- Divided by borders. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010 9780520266605 (DLC) 2009018651 (OCoLC)361955298
ISBN 9780520945838 (electronic bk.)
0520945832 (electronic bk.)
9780520260887 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520260880 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612422317