publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Negotiating Formal Membership in Mexico and the United States: The case of Federations of Mexican Hometown Associations in Los Angeles County

Noriega Gonzalez, Veronica;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
This study focuses on how Mexican Federations of HTAs have negotiated their formal membership in Mexico and the United States. In Mexico, migrants’ market citizenship opened the channels of communication between Federations of HTAs, and the Mexican government. Once those channels were established; HTA Federation leaders were able to negotiate their passage from market to formal membership. In the case of the United States, HTA Federations have advocated for a formal inclusion in the United States, by organizing marches, lobbying and writing to their representatives and by emphasizing their economic contributions to the U.S. society in their discourse. However, t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology, citizenship, hometown associations, immigration, Mexico, transnationalism
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