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Becoming a Border Commuter

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 13263 words.

This chapter documents how current border crossers obtained legal documents that allowed them to live in Mexico and cross the border to work in the United States at two different historical...

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Border Lives

Sergio Chávez.

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 224 pages.

Based on observations and in-depth interviews, Border Lives tells the story of how diverse groups of individuals came to establish roots in Tijuana, beginning shortly after the termination...

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Border Networks

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 12741 words.

This chapter focuses on how border residents and migrants form, use, and reconfigure social networks through face-to-face interaction in public spaces, including the port of entry. The...

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Conclusion

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 4649 words.

This chapter summarizes the key findings and discusses at length the theoretical contributions that came from studying border life. The book yielded four key theoretical insights....

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Crafting Border Livelihoods

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 11091 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the political economic forces that created a precarious situation for one of the main characters of the book, Ramón García. It discusses how migrants...

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Epilogue

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 5083 words.

The epilogue revisits the lives of several key actors almost a decade after the initial fieldwork. It asks whether border livelihoods were sustainable in a region that has experienced a...

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The Occupational Careers of Ex-Braceros

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 13573 words.

This chapter examines the return-migration and labor-market trajectories of ex-braceros who relocated to Tijuana after the termination of the Bracero Program in 1964. Rather than return to...

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Strategies for Crossing the Border through (Non)inspection

Sergio Chávez.

in Border Lives

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Urban and Rural Studies. 12576 words.

This chapter examines the border-crossing practices for transient and border commuters before and after the start of Operation Gatekeeper in 1994. Before Gatekeeper, unauthorized transient...

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