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Author meets critics session on Ruben Hernandez-Leon

The Migration Study Group and the International Institute are pleased to present:

Friday, November 07, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
279 Haines
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Author meets critics session on Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Metropolitan Migrants: the Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States, UC Press, 2008.

Challenging many common perceptions, Ruben Hernández-León's is the first book fully dedicated to understanding a major new phenomenon--the large numbers of skilled urban workers who are now coming across the border from Mexico's cities. Based on a ten-year, on-the-ground study of one working-class neighborhood in Monterrey, Mexico's industrial powerhouse and third-largest city, Metropolitan Migrants explores the ways in which Mexico's economic restructuring and the industrial modernization of the past three decades have pushed a new flow of migrants toward cities such as Houston, Texas, the global capital of the oil industry. Weaving together rich details of everyday life with a lucid analysis of Mexico's political economy, Rubén Hernández-León deftly traces the effects of restructuring on the lives of the working class, from the national level to the kitchen table.


Our winter seminar series will be focused on children and families in migration processes, and will include talks by Marcelo and Carola Suárez-Orozco, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Joseph Tobin, as well as an all-day workshop.
Faculty affiliates:  Jorge Bravo (Political Science); Lorrie Frasure (Political Science); Andrew Fuligni (Psychiatry); Patricia Gándara (Education); Ruben Hernández-León (Sociology); Kelly Lytle Hernández (History); Lane Hirabayashi (Asian American Studies); Rashmita Mistry (Education); Hiroshi Motomura (Law); Paul Ong (Urban Planning); Marjorie Faulstich Orellana (Education); Abel Valenzuela, Jr. (Chicano Studies); Roger Waldinger (Sociology); Min Zhou (Asian American Studies and Sociology)
Thanks to support from: the Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series in the Department of Sociology; Graduate School of Education and Information Science; Latin American Institute; Chicano Studies Research Center; Center for the Study of Urban Poverty; Division of Social Sciences; Faculty Diversity Initiative; Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; Department of Asian American Studies.  The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife.


Cost : Free and open to the public

Roger Waldinger

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Sociology

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