Salvadoran Migration to Southern California: Redefining El Hermano Lejano
Book by Beth Baker-Cristales, California State University, Los Angeles
Reviewed by Sarah J. Mahler, Florida International University
Sarah J. Mahler, Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University, reviews Salvadoran Migration to Southern California: Redefining El Hermano Lejano. The book is about how Salvadoran migrants in Los Angeles negotiate transnational politics and identity. The main focus is migrant practices that show transnationalism such as hometown associations, migrant community and business organizations, etc. The book also emphasizes how migrants characterize their own identity and rejected the Salvadoran government’s message that migrants “are part of the national family, yet different.”
Read book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00287.xi.