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In Peruvian Lives across Borders, M. Cristina Alcalde examines the evolution of belonging and the making of home among middle- and upper-class Peruvians in Peru, the United States, Canada, and Germany. Alcalde draws on interviews, surveys, participant observation, and textual analysis to argue that to belong is to exclude. To that end, transnational Peruvians engage in both subtle and direct policing along the borders of belonging. These acts allow them to claim and maintain the social status they enjoyed in their homeland even as they profess their openness and tolerance. Alcalde details these processes and their origins in Peru's gender, racial, and class hierarchies. As she shows, the idea of return--whether desired or rejected, imagined or physical--spurs constructions of Peruvianness, belonging, and home. Deeply researched and theoretically daring, Peruvian Lives across Borders answers fascinating questions about an understudied group of migrants.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Transnational Lives: Home, Privilege, and Exclusion
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. Chapter 1: Privilege, Racialization, and Exclusionary Cosmopolitanism in Transnational Trajectories
  2. pp. 34-67
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  1. Chapter 2: Gendering Return: From Middle-Class SeƱoras to Migrants without Domestic Help, and Back
  2. pp. 68-90
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  1. Chapter 3: Gendering Everyday Violence and Seguridad across Spaces
  2. pp. 91-117
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  1. Chapter 4: Heteronormativity, Homophobia, and Home
  2. pp. 118-141
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  1. Chapter 5: The Taste of Home: Nostalgia, Pride, and the Limits of Inclusion
  2. pp. 142-164
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  1. Conclusion: Persistent Hierarchies and Transnational Lives
  2. pp. 165-172
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 173-184
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 185-206
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 207-214
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252050510
Related ISBN
9780252041846
MARC Record
OCLC
1041707261
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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