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Specters of Belonging: The Political Life Cycle of Mexican Migrants

Adrián Félix


In the context of research on the “thickening” of borders, Specters of Belonging raises the related question: How does transnational citizenship thicken across the political life cycle of Mexican migrants? In addressing this question, this book resembles what any good migration corrido (ballad) does—narrate the thickening of transnational citizenship from beginning, middle, to end. Specifically, Specters of Belonging traces Mexican migrant transnationalism across the migrant political life cycle, beginning with the “political baptism” (i.e., naturalization in the United States) and ending with ... More

Keywords: migration, diaspora, transnationalism, citizenship, naturalization, repatriation, necropolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190879365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190879365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrián Félix, author
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California Riverside