Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants
Book by Robert Courtney Smith, Baruch College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Reviewed by Rubén Hernández-León, University of California, Los Angeles
Rubén Hernández-León, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, reviews Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants. The book studies two generations of Mexican migration to New York over a 15 year span. The author focuses on how assimilation has given rise to transnationalism, focusing on the multiple trips made back to Mexico and how Mexican immigrants use their economic capital accrued in New York to impact their hometowns and are empowered by these trips in contrast to the decline in social status and racialization faced in New York.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2006.050_3.x.