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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16702

Title: The Transnational Geographies of Immigrant Politics: Insights from a Comparative Study of Migrant Grassroots Organizing
Authors: Landolt, Patricia
Keywords: immigrant politics
institutional interlocutors
transnational social fields
Salvadorans
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Landolt, Patricia. 2008. “The Transnational Geographies of Immigrant Politics: Insights from a Comparative Study of Migrant Grassroots Organizing,” The Sociological Quarterly 49(1): 57-77
Abstract: Greater global interconnectedness produces a transformation in the ways in which groups constitute and interpret the boundaries of community formation and political practice. This article considers the ways in which a group engages (or not) with the possibilities for transnational identity formation and border-crossing politics granted by the changing structures of the global order. A comparative analysis identifies similarities and differences in the patterns of community formation and political engagement of Salvadoran migrants settled across different urban centers of North America. Variations in the territorial orientation and scales of immigrant political practice are explained by the national and city-level contexts of immigrant reception, the institutional opportunity structure in whichmigrant groups are embedded, and the nature of relations between migrants and their migrant and nonmigrant institutional interlocutors in places of settlement and their country of origin.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16702
ISSN: 0038-0253
Appears in Collections:Sociology

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