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 is that the difficulties endured by transnational families make it nearly impossible for parents' sacrifices to result in the benefits they expect.
Divided: An exceedingly intelligent, most compelling book thoroughly recommended - ANY BOOK BY TIM MARSHALL IS FIRST CLASS!
Melani McAlister. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of Evangelicals.Oxford University Press, 2018. 394 pages. For those of us in “advanced” societies, radical changes in communications technologies, transportation, and the expansion of wealth in recent decades have transformed our consciousness of the world and our place in it.Divided exhibits a deterministic streak that feels wearying and shallow in the face of such questions. The world being what it is, states have no choice but to act in certain ways. To draw borders.The land, too, has been divided into quarters. Borders have been established, reinforced by concrete walls, armed guards and rolls of razor wire. Plunged headlong into this brave new world, the boy tries to make the best of things, unaware that ahead of him lies a truly explosive moment, a revelation that will challenge everything he believes in and will, in the end, put his very life in.
Joanna Dreby, Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and Their Children. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2010, 336 p. Book review.Read More
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A story both of adversity and the intensity of family ties, Divided by Borders is an engaging and insightful investigation of the ways Mexican families struggle and ultimately persevere in a.Read More
The main aim of the book is to offer an alternative view of borders and borderlands to most of the literature, which typically perceives them as constraints and barriers. Instead, the editors argue, borders can also represent a resource.Read More
The book is divided into five parts on children and borderlands, borders and war, children in contested borders, border-crossing processes, and borders and belonging. Some of these chapters specifically investigate the flexibility, ambiguity, and the dynamic nature of borders in these children’s lives. Christou and Spyrou (chapter 7), for example, illustrate the contested meanings attached.Read More
Theory of the Border is divided into a theoretical chapter outlining the types and functions of borders, a philosophical history of the border and a detailed application of the theory to the US-Mexico border. Nail understands borders as processes of social division that constitute, and are simultaneously constituted by, our societies. Borders.Read More
Kurds’ battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders. Written by Reuters - 31st Oct 2014. 2068. Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was — until recently — an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State. The Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga were on their way to help.Read More
Her 2015 book, “Beyond Borders,” is a result of 36 months of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork taking place between 1994 and 2010. In this book, Chang studies the transnational lives, migration history, and the involvement in transborder trading of Yunnanese Chinese migrants through personal narrative accounts. This book is a valuable contribution to the field of migration research as it.Read More
Book Review: Beyond Walls and Borders: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million people—more than at any other time in history. International borders are increasingly militarized places embedded.Read More
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