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by Judith Adler Hellman

  • ISBN: 159558448X
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Judith Adler Hellman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The New Press; Reprint edition (July 14, 2009)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1890 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1333 kb
  • Other: rtf lit lrf doc
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 719

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Judith Adler Hellman (Author). Hellman presents a uniformly sympathetic and cheerful view of the Mexican people having created networks that bring Mexicans into our nation illegally and funnel them into jobs once held by Americans and more. ISBN-13: 978-1595584489. Aside from that warning, this book is well and clearly written and details the many, many ways that Mexico and Mexicans have been able to game the .

Start by marking The World of Mexican Migrants: The . Throughout, Hellman centers the personal analysis of the migrants with whom she talks, zooming in on their decision-making.

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In contrast to truisms on both sides of the current immigrant debate, Hellman shows that it is the pull of Mexico as well as the attractions and injustices of the US that shape migrants' trajectories and make this truly a transnational continent. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago.

Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post–1970 immigration from Mexico-as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States-The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even .

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The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place Format: Hardcover Authors: Judith Adler Hellman ISBN10: 1565848381 Published: 2008-04-01. Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post-1970 immigration from Mexico-as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States-"The World of Mexican Migrants," by. Specifications. Judith Adler Hellman.

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Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post-1970 immigration from Mexico—as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States—The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even a modest living in their homeland, have traveled north to find jobs.

Hellman takes us deep into the sending communities in Mexico, where we witness the conditions that lead Mexicans to risk their lives crossing the border and meet those who live on Mexico’s largest source of foreign income, remittances from family members al Norte. We hear astonishing border crossing tales—including one man’s journey riding suspended from the undercarriage of a train. In New York and Los Angeles, construction workers, restaurant staff, street vendors, and deliverymen share their survival strategies—the ways in which they work, send money home, find housing, learn English, send their children to school, and avoid detection.

Drawing upon five years of in-depth interviews, Hellman offers a humanizing perspective and “essential window” (Booklist) into the lives and struggles of Mexican migrants living in the United States.

Comments

Tori Texer Tori Texer
NIce Book, Never judge person by their look or never judge a book by it's cover
Cointrius Cointrius
Apart from personal relationships, Anglo Americans like myself don't often get to hear the stories of Mexican migrants told by Mexican migrants themselves. We are fed whatever images and explanations the dominant culture chooses to give us through media and politicians. This book is a gift in that the author serves as more of a microphone than a pen. Through interviews with migrants in Los Estados Unidos (the hard place) and in México (the rock) she allows the migrants and their families to speak for themselves. These are voices and stories we all need to hear.
Doulkree Doulkree
I needed this book for a class and it was delivered in 2 days, so it was perfect! the book it self was not bad at all. It was brand new!
MarF MarF
I volunteer wit a ESL program for Mexicans. I watch over the children, while their parents are in class, Books like this help me understand the kids and the adults
DrayLOVE DrayLOVE
I've already read it twice!! It really is interesting and the way she describes things is amazing and makes you feel as if you were there.
Mopimicr Mopimicr
This book is marvelous on many levels. I teach a seven week university level summer study abroad program in Michoacán, Mexico and have for many years featured immigration as a central theme in the course. I have used many readings and Hellman's book has been by far the most successful. Students love it. The book's aim is to help readers understand why people migrate from Mexico to the United States; their experience as undocumented migrants in the United States and after their return to Mexico; how they decide to stay in the US or return to Mexico; the implications of migration and migration policy for the US and Mexico.

Hellman accomplishes this by crafting beautifully written stories with generous helpings of the migrants own words. Of course she has a point of view, which is that she is hugely sympathetic to those who migrate and critical of policies that have attempted but failed to effectively curb the number of undocumented migrants all the while making the experiences of migrants more difficult than they already were. However, even if the reader disagrees with her position, she is not in my view heavy handed about it. And, of course, those that believe as Hellman does not that restrictionist measures if taken to extremes might actually succeed in significantly lowering the number of undocumented migrants, are free to disagree. Teaching this material, I was able to add to the restrictionist perspective in my lectures and this made for fascinating class discussions that are impossible if the reading in question is not of excellent and provocative quality. One testament to the quality of this text as a teaching tool is that one of my students, a self-described "conservative" high school teacher, is planning on using the text in her class next year.

I give this volume the highest recommendation not only as a teaching tool but also to any reader interested in furthering their understanding regarding the immigrant experience. So much of our public debate regarding immigration and immigration policy is done without much insight into the immigrant experience. Bravo to Judy Hellman for this important contribution to our collective knowledge.
Zulkishicage Zulkishicage
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see beyond polemics to the real lives of Mexican migrants and the basics of life on both sides of the border. Hellman asks why Mexicans come to the US, what they experience here, and how they decide whether to stay or return home. Just to ask questions this way gets beyond the usual notion of one way and one-dimensional migration. There are Mexican and American dreams here, the dream of escaping oppressive roles for women in Mexico, the dream of going back to Mexico with a means of support and creating jobs there, and the dream of getting U.S. states to enforce the labor protections that are already on the books. Using Mexican migrants' own words, Hellman explains why people cross the border and the forces that shape their decisions, including the uncertainty of where it is best to raise kids and the challenges of minimum-wage jobs. In contrast to truisms on both sides of the current immigrant debate, Hellman shows that it is the pull of Mexico as well as the attractions and injustices of the US that shape migrants' trajectories and make this truly a transnational continent.
I was able to order some advanced copies of Mexican Migrants and assign the book this semester in my college course on immigration (spring 2008). The students loved the book, as did I. The stories of the Mexican immigrants Judith Hellman interviewed are poignant and full of surprises. People who think they know a lot about the subject may discover, as I did, that they still have a great deal to learn about why people come and the experiences they have, both at home and in "Gringoland." The immigrants Hellman describes may have found themselves between a rock and a hard place, but they face their many challenges with courage, ingenuity, humor and optimism. This is an informative and uplifting book, well written and a plesure to read.