Imaginaries of Migration

Life Stories of Mexican Migrants in Germany

How do Mexican migrants in Germany perceive themselves and their lives? Innovatively combining theories of interculturality and social imaginaries, Yolanda López García uses the anthropological method of life stories to investigate the understudied area of Mexican migration to Germany. She discusses areas such as quality of life as a motivation for migration, the role of banal nationalism in imaginaries, the dynamic subjective re-construction of Mexicanness, and the process of (imagined) »Germanisation«. Yolanda López García ultimately argues that individuals, as social agents, engage with and construct new emerging imaginaries, which may be viewed as important engines of social change.

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10 September 2021, 298 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5841-5

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Book title
Imaginaries of Migration Life Stories of Mexican Migrants in Germany
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
298
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 12 SW-Abbildungen, 4 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5841-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839458419
Commodity Group
1729
BIC-Code
JFFN JFC JHMC
BISAC-Code
SOC007000 SOC022000 SOC002010
THEMA-Code
JBFH JBCC JHMC
Release date
10 September 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Leben, Migration
Readership
Cultural Anthropology, Intercultural Studies, Migration Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Social Imaginary, Mexican Migration, Germany, Lifestyle Migration, Life Stories, Migration, Life, Interculturalism, Cultural Anthropology, Latin America, Sociology

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