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Motherhood across Borders: Immigrants and Their Children in Mexico and New York

Motherhood across Borders: Immigrants and Their Children in Mexico and New York

by Dr. Gabrielle Oliveira

While we have an incredible amount of statistical information about immigrants coming in and out of the United States, we know very little about how migrant families stay together and raise their children. Beyond the numbers, what are the everyday experiences of families with members on both sides of the border?

Focusing on Mexican women who migrate to New York City and leave children behind, Motherhood across Borders examines parenting from afar, as well as the ways in which separated siblings cope with different experiences across borders. Drawing on more than three years of ethnographic research, Gabrielle Oliveira offers a unique focus on the many consequences of maternal migration.

Dr. Gabrielle Oliveira

Assistant Professor at Boston College Lynch School of Education

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