Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

By: Elizabeth M. Aranda (author)Paperback

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Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico is about Puerto Ricans' struggles of incorporation into U.S. society, and the conditions under which members of the Puerto Rican middle-class move back and forth between the mainland and island. The book illustrates how structures of inequalities based on race, class, and gender affect Puerto Ricans' subjective assessments of incorporation. Issues regarding the racialization of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. reveal that in spite of structural incorporation, Puerto Ricans do not feel like they fully belong in mainland society. These experiences carry implications for future migration and settlement decisions.

About Author

Elizabeth M. Aranda is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Miami. She has published articles in Gender & Society and the American Behavioral Scientist. Her current research is on immigrants to South Florida, their patterns of incorporation, and the nature of race relations in multi-ethnic, global cities.

Contents

Chapter 1 Where is Home? Living Transnational Lives Chapter 2 Class Origins, Modes of Incorporation, and Pathways into the Transnational Middle Class Chapter 3 The Transnationalization of Puerto Rican Families and the Empty Spaces of Migration Chapter 4 Ethnoracial Marginalization and Cultural Alienation Chapter 5 Dual Frames of Reference, Emotional Embeddedness and Patterns of Settlement Within Transnational Social Fields Chapter 6 Conclusion: Weighing Hearts and Minds

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742543256
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 210
  • ID: 9780742543256
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 0742543250

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