I’m Neither Here nor There: Mexicans’ Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty
Edited by Patricia Zavella, University of California, Santa Cruz
Reviewed by Steve Striffler, University of New Orleans
Steve Striffler, the Doris Zemurray Stone Chair in Latin American Studies and Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans, reviews I’m Neither Here nor There: Mexicans’ Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty. The book focuses on the ability of people of Mexican descent to create families, identities and communities in the U.S. despite the challenges they face due to discrimination, their residency status, and the differences that exist between them within their own communities. The book draws on scholarship on assimilation, transnationalism, feminism, queer studies, popular culture, border theory and post-colonialism. It deals also with perceptions of Mexicans, expectations of immigrants, and family formation
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00905.x.