Women, Migration, and Domestic Work on the Texas-Mexico Border

Women, Migration, and Domestic Work on the Texas-Mexico Border

eBook - 2011
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Mendoza examines cross-border migration by Mexican women, who live in Mexico and work in domestic service in the U.S.. She finds that multiple factors such as age, financial stability, and previous work experience draw women to OC migrateOCO across the border daily. In addition, gender, social class, and nationality transform the spaces they encounter crossing the border. These spaces shape the reception and the perception of their status as migrants. The legality of cross-border domestic workers fluctuates and is complicated by the OC safeOCO and OC riskyOCO spaces they inhabit on their journey. Finally, Michele LamontOCOs theory of symbolic boundaries is important to understand the relationship between Mexican American employers and Mexican employees at the border."
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2011.
ISBN: 9781593326814
9781593324575
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 192 pages).
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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