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Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan: From Local to Transnational Civic Engagement (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)

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and#160;Chicago is home to the second-largest Mexican immigrant population in the United States, yet the activities of this community have gone relatively unexamined by both the media and academia.and#160; In this groundbreaking new book, Xandoacute;chitl Bada takes us inside one of the most vital parts of Chicagoandrsquo;s Mexican immigrant communityandmdash;its many hometown associations.

Hometown associations (HTAs) consist of immigrants from the same town in Mexico and often begin quite informally, as soccer clubs or prayer groups. As Badaandrsquo;s work shows, however, HTAs have become a powerful force for change, advocating for Mexican immigrants in the United States while also working to improve living conditions in their communities of origin. Focusing on a group of HTAs founded by immigrants from the state of Michoacandaacute;n, the book shows how their activism has bridged public and private spheres, mobilizing social reforms in both inner-city Chicago and rural Mexico.

Bringing together ethnography, political theory, and archival research, Bada excavates the surprisingly long history of Chicagoandrsquo;s HTAs, dating back to the 1920s, then traces the emergence of new models of community activism in the twenty-first century. Filled with vivid observations and original interviews, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacandaacute;n gives voice to an underrepresented community and sheds light on an underexplored form of global activism.

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and#160;In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacandaacute;n, Xandoacute;chitl Bada reveals how Mexican hometown associations, groups consisting of immigrants from the same small towns, have become a surprisingly powerful force for mobilizing social change in both the United States andand#160;Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of Chicago-based hometown associations from the state of Michoacandaacute;n, Xandoacute;chitl Bada draws much larger conclusions about the emergence and global impact of new transnational forms of community activism.and#160;

About the Author

and#160;XandOacute;CHITL BADA is an assistant professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is co-author of Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities, and her work has appeared in many journals and essay collections. and#160;

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Bada, Xochitl
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Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
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Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Publication Date:
20140431
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Illustrations:
2 figures and 3 tables
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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and#160;In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacandaacute;n, Xandoacute;chitl Bada reveals how Mexican hometown associations, groups consisting of immigrants from the same small towns, have become a surprisingly powerful force for mobilizing social change in both the United States andand#160;Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of Chicago-based hometown associations from the state of Michoacandaacute;n, Xandoacute;chitl Bada draws much larger conclusions about the emergence and global impact of new transnational forms of community activism.and#160;
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