Sweet Home Chicago?

Mexican Migration and the Question of Belonging and Return

Franziska Bedorf

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Sweet Home Chicago?

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Pub Date: January 2019

ISBN: 9783837641318

380 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Sweet Home Chicago?

Mexican Migration and the Question of Belonging and Return

Franziska Bedorf

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Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork among aged Mexican migrants in Chicago, Franziska Bedorf investigates the phenomenon of return migration by tracing how people’s intentions to go back change over time. Considering global labor mobility, she evaluates transformations of belonging and the wider economic, political, social and cultural frameworks that shape them. Against the backdrop of debates on integration, transnationalism and belonging, the study explores why migrants keep and form attachments to and detachments from places, people, and cultures.

About the Author

Franziska Bedorf is a sociocultural anthropologist and a postdoctoral researcher at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include migration, identity formation, and boundary making.