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Intimate MigrationsGender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans$
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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

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Por Mis Hijos/For My Children

Por Mis Hijos/For My Children

(p.111) 6 Por Mis Hijos/For My Children
Intimate Migrations

Deborah A. Boehm

NYU Press

This chapter examines children who migrate and those who do not. The recognition of children as principal actors, and the inclusion of young people as fundamentally central to migration, contributes to broader understanding of migrant agency—and its limitations—along lines of age, gender, and generation. This analysis of young people draws on two primary debates within anthropology and interdisciplinary migration studies. The first centers on immigrant “generation” and categorization by scholars that identifies the commonalities among first- or second-generation immigrants, and how these experiences differ according to the timing of one's migration to a new place. The second focuses on agency, considering the extent to which young people act or not, within global flows.

Keywords:   transnational Mexican children, migration, migrant agency, migration studies

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