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Nations of Emigrants: Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in El Salvador and the United States
The violence and economic devastation of the 1980-1992 civil war in El Salvador drove as many as one million Salvadorans to enter the United States, frequently without authorization. In Nations of Emigrants, the legal anthropologist Susan Bibler Coutin analyzes the case of emigration from El Salvador to the United States to consider how current forms of migration challenge ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published September 13th 2007 by Cornell University Press
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Read for Yale Divinity School Border Crossing Course to El Salvador. Read first half of the book in Fall 2018 and the second half in Spring 2019. It is important to note that this book was published in 2007 and thus a lot of the "recent history" information is out of date. Considering the current political climate, the 2008 economic recession, and the voting privileges extended to Salvadorans living outside El Salvador, there could be many significant updates made. Overall, this text does a good ...more
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