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Journeys of undocumented Honduran migrants to the United States

Jana Sládková 2010

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  • Title:
    Journeys of undocumented Honduran migrants to the United States
  • Author: Jana Sládková
  • Subjects: Hondurans -- United States; Undocumented immigrants -- United States; Immigrants -- United States; Migrant labor -- United States; United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects; Honduras -- Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects
  • Description: Introduction -- Socio-Historical Context of Honduran Migrants’ Journeys -- Psycho-social Theoretical Framework -- Research Design and Data Analysis -- Public Narratives: Hondura Newspapers and TV -- Constructing Collective Narrative – Script of the Journey -- Individual Experiences and Making of the Self through Narration -- Conclusions
    Sládková explores undocumented Honduran migration to the United States through interviews with Honduran migrants who made the crossing through Mexico and across the guarded border to the U.S. She examines the factors that contribute to their success or failure: access to finances, ability to hire a coyote, means of transport in Mexico, encounters with Mexican police and immigration. Mexico is the most difficult part of the journey for Honduran migrants. Many are injured or die in the hands of gangs, police, and from freight trains they travel on top of. The U.S.-Mexico border presents only the final barrier; many don't even reach it. Sládková also explores the psychological processes migrants employ to process their experiences of the dangerous journey, which most would never undergo again.
  • Publisher: El Paso, Texas: LFB Scholarly Pub.
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Format: 1 online resource (185 pages).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1593326483
  • OCLC Number: 818818854
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