Constructing Transnational Political Spaces: The Multifaceted Political Activism of Mexican Migrants (1st ed. 2016)

Constructing Transnational Political Spaces: The Multifaceted Political Activism of Mexican Migrants (1st ed. 2016)

By: Stephanie Schutze (author)Hardback

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This book analyzes Mexican migrant organizations in the US and their political influence in home communities in Mexico. By connecting multifaceted arenas of Mexican migrant's activism, it traces the construction of transnational political spaces. The author's ethnographic work in the state of Michoacan and in Chicago shows how these transnational arenas overcome the limits of traditional political spaces - the nation state and the local community - and bring together intertwined facets of `the political'. The book examines how actors engage in politics within transnational spaces; it delineates the different trajectories and agendas of male and female, indigenous and non-indigenous migrant activists; it demonstrates how the local and actor-centered levels are linked to the regional or state levels as well as to the federal levels of politics; and finally, it shows how these multifaceted arenas constitute transnational spaces that have implications for politics and society in Mexico and the US alike.

About Author

Stephanie Schutze is Associate Professor for Anthropology with a specialization in gender and migration studies at the Lateinamerika-Institut of Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany. She has conducted research on political culture, social movements, and migration in diverse contexts and in various regions: the Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan, Mexico City, Chicago, and recently in Brazil.


1. Introduction.-2. Transnational political spaces between Mexico and the US.-3. Transnational communities and political influence between Chicago and Michoacan.-4. Political trajectories of migrant leaders.-5. Mexican migrant organizations in Chicago and their political arenas.-6. The emergence of transnational political spaces.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137558534
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 178
  • ID: 9781137558534
  • weight: 3493
  • ISBN10: 1137558539
  • edition: 1st ed. 2016

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