The Transnational Nature Of Migration In Robert Smith's Mexican New York

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Robert Smith’s Mexican New York explores the transnational nature of Mexican migration through an extended cast study of migrants and their children from Ticuani, in Puebla, Mexico. This book covers the many ways that migration influences social, political, and economic pattern in both New York and Mexico. Smith begins by describing how Ticuani has been transformed by migration, changing the town into a sort of holding place for the very young and the very old. Next, he discusses how Mexican migrants fit into the racial, ethnic, and economic hierarchies in New York. I found the discussion of Mexican/Puerto Rican relationships particularly interesting because I was reminded of the simultaneous distancing, community, and competition evident in
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