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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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Salir Adelante

Salir Adelante

Mobility, Travel, and Aspirational Economies in the Central Andes

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Mobile Selves

Ulla D. Berg

NYU Press

This chapter provides an overview of the Mantaro region's historic articulation with global markets and cosmopolitan ways of life. This produced various social and technological infrastructures that precede the more recent transnational circulation of labor migrants, and gave new meaning to valley inhabitants' experience and imaginings of modernity and transnational mobility. To demonstrate how present-day transnational migration operates within this history of Andean modernity, circulation, and travel, the chapter discusses the migration stories of two young women from different towns in the valley: Inés from Matahuasi and Domitila from Urcumarca. Their stories show that transnational mobility is variously imagined and experienced in contemporary Peru, but is never inseparable from long-standing moral and cultural imperatives about class mobility such as “getting ahead” (salir adelante) and “improving oneself” (superarse).

Keywords:   Mantaro region, transnational mobility, modernity, labor migrants, class mobility, salir adelante, superarse

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