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Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey

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Since the arrival of the Puritans, various religious groups, including Quakers, Jews, Catholics, and Protestant sects, have migrated to the United States. The role of religion in motivating their migration and shaping their settlement experiences has been well documented. What has not been recorded is the contemporary story of how migrants from Mexico and Central America rely on religion--their clergy, faith, cultural expressions, and everyday religious practices--to endure the undocumented journey.

At a time when anti-immigrant feeling is rising among the American public and when immigration is often cast in economic or deviant terms, Migration Miracle humanizes the controversy by exploring the harsh realities of the migrants' desperate journeys. Drawing on over 300 interviews with men, women, and children, Jacqueline Hagan focuses on an unexplored dimension of the migration undertaking--the role of religion and faith in surviving the journey. Each year hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to cross the border into the United States, yet until now, few scholars have sought migrants' own accounts of their experiences.

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Migration Miracle humanizes the immigration controversy by exploring the harsh realities of the migrants' desperate journeys. Drawing on over 300 interviews with men, women, and children, Hagan focuses on an unexplored dimension of the migration undertaking--the role of religion and faith in surviving the journey.

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2010 Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award, Latino/a Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

About the Author

Jacqueline Maria Hagan is Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of Deciding To Be Legal: A Maya Community in Houston.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  1. Decision-Making and Leave Taking
  2. The Dangerous Journey
  3. Churches Crossing Borders
  4. Miracles in the Desert
  5. La Promesa
  6. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674066144
Author:
Hagan, Jacqueline Maria
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
History - United States - 21st Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120903
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 tables
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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"Synopsis" by , Migration Miracle humanizes the immigration controversy by exploring the harsh realities of the migrants' desperate journeys. Drawing on over 300 interviews with men, women, and children, Hagan focuses on an unexplored dimension of the migration undertaking--the role of religion and faith in surviving the journey.
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