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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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 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.  In this groundbreaking new book, Xóchitl Bada takes us inside one of the most vital parts of Chicago’s Mexican immigrant community—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 Bada’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 Michoacán, 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 Chicago’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 Chicagoacán gives voice to an underrepresented community and sheds light on an underexplored form of global activism.

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 In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán, Xóchitl 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 and Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of Chicago-based hometown associations from the state of Michoacán, Xóchitl Bada draws much larger conclusions about the emergence and global impact of new transnational forms of community activism. 

About the Author

 XÓCHITL 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.  

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9780813564920
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Bada, Xochitl
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Rutgers University Press
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Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
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Trade Paper
Series:
Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 figures and 3 tables
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies

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 In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán, Xóchitl 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 and Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of Chicago-based hometown associations from the state of Michoacán, Xóchitl Bada draws much larger conclusions about the emergence and global impact of new transnational forms of community activism. 
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