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Exit Followed by Voice: Mapping Mexico’s Emerging Migrant Civil Society

Jonathan Fox

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0016
Exit Followed by Voice: Mapping Mexico’s Emerging Migrant Civil Society

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This chapter discusses the migrant civil society of Mexico and attempts to contribute to a rethinking of the relationship between rural out-migration and collective action. It is determined that migration to the cities in Mexico and to the United States has long been a pathway to escape the landlessness and the weakening of smallholder agriculture. It concludes that the Mexican migrant civil society in the United States is just beginning to emerge, although the future of rural Mexico has yet to be imagined jointly.

Keywords: migrant civil society; Mexico; rural out-migration; collective action; migration; United States; landlessness; smallholder agriculture; rural Mexico

Chapter.  11127 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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