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Border Lives: Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants, and Commuters in Tijuana

Sergio Chávez


Based on observations and in-depth interviews, Border Lives tells the story of how diverse groups of individuals came to establish roots in Tijuana, beginning shortly after the termination of the Bracero Program (1942–64) and ending in the present. It describes how these different groups of migrants and residents adapt to a dynamic borderlands economy and draw on the border as a resource to construct their livelihoods. The book details the consequences of border-enforcement and immigration restrictions over several decades, documenting the ways in which policies create precarious situations fo ... More

Keywords: border, internal and international migration, border commuters, stepwise migration, livelihood strategies, structure versus agency, social networks, Tijuana

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199380572
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199380572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergio Chávez, author
Assistant Professor, Rice University