Striving and Surviving: A Daily Life Analysis of Honduran Transnational Families

1st Edition

Leah Schmalzbauer

Routledge
Published January 11, 2013
Reference - 142 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415652032 - CAT# Y143834
Series: New Approaches in Sociology

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Summary

Drawing on data the author gathered in Honduras and the United States from weekly time diaries, in-depth interviews, participant observation and interpretive focus groups, she looks specifically at the experience and prospects of transmigrant labor in the United States; the aspirations and consumption practices of transnational family members in the United States and Honduras, especially as the relate to the American Dream; and she explores the ways in which families negotiate caretaking responsibilities, both financial and emotional, while striving and surviving in a transnational space. This is the first daily life study of undocumented immigrants and the first transnational analysis of Honduran families.

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