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“The Gender and Geography of Citizenship in Mexico-U.S. Transnational Spaces”

“The Gender and Geography of Citizenship in Mexico-U.S. Transnational Spaces”

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Title: “The Gender and Geography of Citizenship in Mexico-U.S. Transnational Spaces”
Author: Goldring, Luin
Abstract: This paper proposes an approach for analyzing the gender and
geography of citizenship practices in transnational social spaces in
order to contribute to theorizing on state-transmigrant relations and
citizenship. Drawing on feminist scholarship on citizenship I conceptualize
citizenship as including formal rights and substantive citizenship
practices that are exercised in relation to different levels of
political authority, and in different geographic sites within transnational
spaces. The approach is used to examine dynamics between
Mexican state policies and programs and transmigrant organizations
in Los Angeles. Using data from research on migration between
Zacatecas and California, I argue that men find a privileged arena of
action in transmigrant organizations and Mexican state-mediated
transnational social spaces, which become spaces for practicing forms
of citizenship that enhance their social and gender status. Women are
excluded from active citizenship in this arena, but often practice
substantive social citizenship in the United States.
Subject: Citizenship, Gender, Mexico, Transnational, Immigrants, Latinos
Type: Article
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in Identities [Luin Goldring, “The Gender and Geography of Citizenship in Mexico-U.S. Transnational Spaces,” Identities 7.4 (2001): 501-537. ]. Identities is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1070289x.asp The article is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1070289X.2001.9962677
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1070289X.2001.9962677
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1070289x.asp
http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/10025
Published: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Luin Goldring, “The Gender and Geography of Citizenship in Mexico-U.S. Transnational Spaces,” Identities 7.4 (2001): 501-537.
Date: 2001

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