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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16707

Title: La Construcción de Comunidades en Campos Sociales Transnacionales: El Caso de los Refugiados, Migrantes y Repatriados de El Salvador
Authors: Landolt, Patricia
Keywords: transnational communities
transnational social fields
El Salvador
refugees
repatriation
migrants
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Centro de Estudios MIgratorios Latinoamericanos
Citation: Landolt, Patricia. 2004. “La Construcción de Comunidades en Campos Sociales Transnacionales: El Caso de los Refugiados, Migrantes y Repatriados de El Salvador,” Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericano, 17(52): 627-650
Abstract: The paper draws on the case of the Salvadoran civil war and its experiences of migration, refugee flight, and post-war reconstruction to analyze the formation and character of transnational migrant communities, and to consider their role in local development initiatives. The paper traces three patterns of exodus, settlement, and post-war return within the Salvadoran refugee process. It identifies the types of border-crossing exchanges and relationships out of which two different types of transnational migrant communities begin to emerge. Turning to the post-war period, the discussion focuses on the ways in which transnational communities are transformed as they struggle to participate in the local development process. The practices of El Salvador’s transnational refugee-migrants emerge as a strategic research site from which to contribute a more nuanced understanding of the ways in which community is formed and transformed as it becomes embedded in transnational social fields.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16707
ISSN: 0326-7458
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