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Author Sladkova, Jana
Title Journeys of Undocumented Honduran Migrants to the United States
Imprint El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (185 pages)
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Series The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society
The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society
Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgements -- CHAPTER 1: Introduction -- Rationale -- CHAPTER 2: Socio-Historical Context of Honduran Migrants' Journeys -- Honduran Migration: Brief History and Contemporary Context -- Migrant Home Communities -- Coyotes -- What is Known about Honduran Journeys -- Across Mexico -- The U.S.-Mexico Border -- U.S. Immigration Policies and Border Enforcement -- CHAPTER 3: Psycho-social Theoretical Framework -- CHAPTER 4: Research Design and Data Analysis -- Research Setting: Copán Ruinas, Honduras -- Data Collection -- Ethical Issues -- Participants -- Analysis -- Bringing the Data Together -- CHAPTER 5: Public Narratives: Hondura Newspapers and TV -- Newspaper Narratives -- 2004 Public Narratives Summary -- 2006 Public Narratives Summary -- Discussion -- CHAPTER 6: Constructing Collective Narrative - Script of the Journey -- Successful Journey -- Unsuccessful Journey -- Discussion/Significance -- Summary -- CHAPTER 7: Individual Experiences and Making of the Self through Narration -- Case study: Conchetta, a female migrant who reached her destination in the U.S -- Case study: Paulo, a male migrant who did not reach his U.S. destination -- High Points of other Migrants -- Comparison of High Points -- Discussion/Significance -- CHAPTER 8: Conclusions -- Narration and the Self -- System of Undocumented Migration and its Constituents -- Access to Finances -- Coyotes -- Mexico -- More on Policy and Policing in Mexico and Central America -- Assistance to Migrants -- U.S.-Mexico Border -- Implications for Further Research -- Bibliography -- Index
Sládková explores undocumented Honduran migration to the United States through interviews with Honduran migrants who made the crossing through Mexico and across the guarded border to the U.S. She examines the factors that contribute to their success or failure: access to finances, ability to hire a coyote, means of transport in Mexico, encounters with Mexican police and immigration. Mexico is the most difficult part of the journey for Honduran migrants. Many are injured or die in the hands of gangs, police, and from freight trains they travel on top of. The U.S.-Mexico border presents only the final barrier; many don't even reach it. Sládková also explores the psychological processes migrants employ to process their experiences of the dangerous journey, which most would never undergo again
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sladkova, Jana Journeys of Undocumented Honduran Migrants to the United States El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC,c2010 9781593323929
Subject Cybernetics.;Cognition
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Alt Author Sladkova, Jana
Slaudkovau, Jana
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