Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Intimate MigrationsGender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Deborah A. Boehm

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814789834

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814789834.001.0001

Show Summary Details



De Ambos Lados/From Both Sides

(p.1) Introduction
Intimate Migrations

Deborah A. Boehm

NYU Press

This introductory chapter provides an overview of transnational migration. For all Mexican nationals, including those who have been naturalized as or were born U.S. citizens, several factors prevent them from leading a life characterized by fluid, unrestricted movement between Mexico and the United States. Different subjectivities, experiences, and circumstances intersect with political-economic realities, shaping who migrates; if, when, and how often they do so; and the character of their border crossings and lengths of stay in the United States. Drawing on scholarship across disciplines, this book engages theories of transnationality and borderlands, state power and the construction of illegality, gender relations, family and kinship, childhood, and transnational intimacies.

Keywords:   transnational migration, Mexican nationals, transnationality, illegality, transnational intimacies

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.