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Mobile SelvesRace, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.$
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Ulla D. Berg

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479803460

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479803460.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Ulla D. Berg

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803460.003.0001

This introductory chapter explores the social organization of migration, the forces driving it, and the images that migrants produce and circulate of themselves through communicative practice and exchange between Peru and the United States, by drawing on a series of extended case studies and upon more general social theory and scholarship on migration and mobility. It also demonstrates how the difficulty of maintaining meaningful transnational lives in today's world is embedded in the process of always-partial communication between migrants, their families, their communities, and the state. The situated representations of self and Other that are produced within these relationships operate in shaping how indigenous and rural migrants strive to become mobile.

Keywords:   transnational migration, mobility, Andean Peruvians, social theory, Peru–U.S. relations, long-distance communication

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