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Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States Rubén Hernández-León

Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States

Rubén Hernández-León

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ISBN : 9780520256743
Paperback
272 pages
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Challenging many common perceptions, this is the first book fully dedicated to understanding a major new phenomenon—the large numbers of skilled urban workers who are now coming across the border from Mexicos cities. Based on a ten-year,MoreChallenging many common perceptions, this is the first book fully dedicated to understanding a major new phenomenon—the large numbers of skilled urban workers who are now coming across the border from Mexicos cities. Based on a ten-year, on-the-ground study of one working-class neighborhood in Monterrey, Mexicos industrial powerhouse and third-largest city, Metropolitan Migrants explores the ways in which Mexicos economic restructuring and the industrial modernization of the past three decades have pushed a new flow of migrants toward cities such as Houston, Texas, the global capital of the oil industry. Weaving together rich details of everyday life with a lucid analysis of Mexicos political economy, Rubén Hernández-León deftly traces the effects of restructuring on the lives of the working class, from the national level to the kitchen table.