Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 April 2017

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199389698

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Global Latin(o) Americanos

Transoceanic Diasporas and Regional Migrations

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III

Global Latin(o) Americanos addresses and reframes a central issue of our time: the challenge of incorporating immigrants into Western societies and economies, which too often frame immigrants as "the problem." How Latino immigrants respond and exercise agency under familiar and unfamiliar global conditions is of critical importance on several fronts, including the health of democratic societies and the diverse expressions of citizenship across the Latino diaspora.

Building on the scholarship of new migratory destinations of people from Latin America and the Caribbean, Global Latin(o) Americanos moves toward studies of diasporic citizenship; this shift not only de-centers U.S.-dominant interpretations, but also places less emphasis on the nation-state and its economic systems as units of analysis. The book includes work by leading scholars of migration in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the United States. It examines a wide range of intraregional and transoceanic migratory flows and addresses critical themes from several disciplinary perspectives.

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