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The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA

Sarah Lynn Lopez

Abstract

While so-called transnational migration has occurred between Mexico and the U.S. for over a hundred years, at the turn of the twenty-first century the spaces produced by migration are increasingly defining—and linking—Mexican pueblos and U.S. cities. The movement of people across borders has been paralleled by the flow of capital; money sent from migrants in the U.S. to families in their homelands—remittances—constitutes the largest remittance corridor in the world. Using remittances as a lens to both contribute to and critique contemporary migration discourse, this book unearths the spatial a ... More

Keywords: Remittances, Mexico, hometown associations, HTAs, Tres Por Uno, development, transnational migration, architecture, remittance landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226105130
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226202952.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Lynn Lopez, author
University of Texas

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