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Women and Social Movements in Transborder Communities: Mexico and the United States

Lynn Stephen

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/9780813033327.003.0017
Women and Social Movements in Transborder Communities: Mexico and the United States

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This chapter discusses the ways that women from rural transborder migrant and immigrant communities are using bifocal vision to guide their participation in local, regional, and cross-border organizations. It requires a reconceptualization of the ideas about communities in terms of how they function in relation to multiple sites. It also highlights the case of women from the Mixtec region of Oaxaca and their organizing efforts there and in the state of Oregon.

Keywords: transborder communities; women; migrant communities; immigrant communities; Oaxaca; Mixtec region; Oregon

Chapter.  12472 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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