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Mobile Selves – Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S. - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Ulla D. Berg


This book illuminates how transnational communicative practices and forms of exchange produce new forms of kinship and social relations, as well as new forms of self-presentation and belonging for global labor migrants. It shows how migrants create new portrayals of themselves which work both to overcome the class and racial biases that they had faced in their home country, as well as to control the images they share of themselves with others back home. Migrant videos, for example, which document migrants' lives for family back home, are often sanitized to avoid causing worry. This book examin ... More

Keywords: transnational communication, forms of exchange, kinship, social relations, global labor migrants, Peru, migration, migrant sociality, Latin America, transnational mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479803460
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulla D. Berg, author

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