The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States
By (author) Ruben Hernandez-Leon
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Metropolitan Migrants by Ruben Hernandez-Leon
Book DescriptionChallenging many common perceptions, this is the first book fully dedicated to understanding a major new phenomenon - the large numbers of skilled urban workers who are now coming across the border from Mexico's cities. Based on a ten-year, on-the-ground study of one working-class neighbourhood in Monterrey, Mexico's industrial powerhouse and third-largest city, "Metropolitan Migrants" explores the ways in which Mexico's economic restructuring and the industrial modernization of the past three decades have pushed a new flow of migrants toward cities such as Houston, Texas, the global capital of the oil industry. Weaving together rich details of everyday life with a lucid analysis of Mexico's political economy, Ruben Hernandez-Leon deftly traces the effects of restructuring on the lives of the working class, from the national level to the kitchen table.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520256743
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited formal education or credentials as unskilled. This book uncovers these migrants' lifelong human capital and identifies mobility pathways associated with the acquisition and transfer of skills across the migratory circuit, including reskilling, job jumping, and entrepreneurship.
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Author Biography - Ruben Hernandez-Leon
Ruben Hernandez-Leon is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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