Lives in Transit

Lives in Transit

Violence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey

Book - 2018
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"Lives in Transit chronicles the dangerous journeys of Central American migrants in transit through Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork in humanitarian aid shelters and other key sites, the book examines the multiple forms of violence that migrants experience as their bodies, labor, and lives become implicated in global and local economies that profit from their mobility as racialized and gendered others. At the same time, it reveals new forms of intimacy, solidarity and activism that have emerged along transit routes over the past decade. Through the stories of migrants, shelter workers and local residents, Vogt encourages us to reimagine transit as both a site of violence and precarity as well as social struggle and resistance"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780520298545
0520298543
9780520298552
0520298551
Characteristics: xx, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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