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Luis Escala Rabadán

Luis Escala Rabadán

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Si bien el despliegue de acciones políticas ha sido una de las diversas funciones de las asociaciones de inmigrantes, en tiempos recientes muchos de estos grupos han incursionado en el uso de herramientas digitales para hacer política en favor de sus miembros y connacionales frente a los gobiernos de los países de llegada y de origen. En este artíc...
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This paper examines the role of sports practice in the re-articulation process of immigrant communities in their places of destination. I will use the case of basketball tournaments held by immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, in the context of the Los Angeles metropolitan region. This Mexican emigration has settled mainly in southern California, in the...
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This article examines the social and cultural relations that take place in surfing communities on the Mexican side of the border with the United States. Through ethnographic work with surfers from Northern Baja California, we identified different cross-border processes encouraged by this lifestyle sport: the formation of binational surfing communit...
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En este artículo, examinamos la labor de preservación cultural desarrollada por las asociaciones de inmigrantes indígenas mexicanos en California, Estados Unidos, con el fin de mostrar la capacidad organizativa de las comunidades inmigrantes. Nuestro estudio se enfoca en los festivales culturales que llevan a cabo varias asociaciones de este tipo e...
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In this article, we examine the role of the festivals known as Guelaguetzas that are organized among communities of Oaxacan (Oaxaca, Mexico) immigrants settled in California (United States), as a key factor for their internal consolidation process. We argue that all cultural activities displayed in such festivals allow a greater appreciation of the...
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En este artículo, examinamos el papel de las expresiones culturales en la formación de comunidades de migrantes mexicanos en Estados Unidos. Para ello, utilizamos como referente empírico nuestra investigación sobre la realización de los festivales de la Guelaguetza entre las comunidades migrantes de Oaxaca, México, en California, Estados Unidos, y...
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Making Los Angeles Home examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. Relying on statistical data and ethnographic information, the authors analyze four different dimensions of the immigrant integration process (economic, social, cultural, and political) and show that there is no single p...
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This chapter focuses on the social integration of Mexican immigrants. The immigrants interviewed in this study display an intense organizational life through participation in one or more associations of various sorts. Thus, the several dimensions of the process of social integration considered in this study—immigration status, families and family n...
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This chapter examines the political integration of Mexican immigrants. The ninety Mexican immigrants interviewed here have participated in the political life of Los Angeles, although at varying levels. Those who are U.S. citizens have access to electing the officials who govern them. However, legal permanent residents and the undocumented are both...
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This chapter focuses on public policies that impact the processes of integration. Although the chapter stresses some of the most controversial and negative immigration policies at the federal, state, and local levels, it is important to point out that California and especially the city and county of Los Angeles present a more favorable stance towar...
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This book examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. In doing so, it provides an overview of Mexican migration and integration to the United States. Relying on statistical data and ethnographic information, the book analyzes four different dimensions of the immigrant integration proces...
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This chapter discusses the theoretical perspectives underlying the analysis of the process of immigrant integration. These perspectives can be classified into two broad categories: those that take social integration as the objective to be achieved, and those that emphasize the pursuit of models for the management of difference, which is seen as a c...
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This chapter presents the results of the descriptive statistical analysis of integration based on the American Community Survey of 2007, making use of the following indicators: level of educational attainment, English proficiency, naturalization, occupation, and home ownership. Only 39.4 percent of Mexican immigrants, 25 or older, have completed hi...
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This chapter describes the economic integration of Zacatecans, Oaxacans, and Veracruzans in metropolitan Los Angeles. In spite of the solid regional economy of the 1960s and 1970s, the Zacatecan men and women began with insecure and low-paid jobs in restaurants, garment factories, agriculture, and canneries. Because of their extended presence in Lo...
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Investigación participativa, formación de capacidades y promoción del desarrollo local con asociaciones de inmigrantes en contextos transnacionales This article aims to examine several aspects regarding the confluence between participant research and the promotion of local development among Latin American immigrants in the United States. For that...
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In a context characterized by the public and political debate on Mexican immigration to the United States, as a result of its high density, settlement, and wide distribution, there has also been an increasing public, political, and academic interest on community organizations forged by immigrants. This article examines the rise and growing importan...
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In a context characterized by the public and political debate on Mexican immigration to the United States, as a result of its high density, settlement, and wide distribution, there has also been an increasing public, political, and academic interest on community organizations forged by immigrants. This article examines the rise and growing importan...
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In this article the relationship between organizational models that adopt the Mexican HTAS in the U.S. and the execution of works and projects in local development in the communities of origin in Mexico is examined. This is used as a benchmark for empirical Michoacán migrants established in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, California. Among th...
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This work examines the transformations of the media constructions of the Latino population made in the television series Ugly Betty through a sociological and semiotic approach. Using sociological and semiotic approaches, it is concluded that such transformation constitutes an important difference in regard to the media genres involved, as well as...
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In this paper, we assess the adaptation of the Colombian soap opera Yo soy Betty, la fea to the US TV series Ugly Betty, and explain the process of symbolic construction of ugliness, based on the ethnic condition of the main character. We examine the discourse built around Betty Suarez, which works as a resource to forge a narrative of national ide...
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This work examines the transformations of the media constructions of the Latino population made in the television series Ugly Betty through a sociological and semiotic approach. Using sociological and semiotic approaches, it is concluded that such transformation constitutes an important difference in regard to the media genres involved, as well as...
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In many developing countries, migrants play an important role by supporting their local communities in their places of origin. An extensive literature has made visible their contribution to local development, thus revealing their involvement in the provision of social services or the construction of infrastructures. In this paper we illustrate the...
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Hometown associations (HTAS) in the United States are migrant, voluntary groups with a shared sense of belonging to a region in a different country of origin. Their philanthropic activities across borders have increasingly attracted the attention of government agencies and social and political actors. These actors have endeavored to form more HTAS...
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Hometown associations (htas) in the United States are migrant, voluntary groups with a shared sense of belonging to a region in a diff erent country of origin. Th eir philanthropic activities across borders have increasingly attracted the attention of government agencies and social and political actors. Th ese actors have endeavored to form more ht...
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El trabajo tiene como objetivo documentar y examinar la condición que guardan las diversas agrupaciones de migrantes hidalguenses en la Unión Americana
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Recientemente ha habido un creciente interés por las asociaciones de migrantes mexicanos en Estados Unidos. Este interés obedece al papel que han desempeñado en la promoción del desarrollo local y regional en México mediante las remesas colectivas que generan. Pero ha sido menor la atención a los cambios acontecidos en su horizonte de acción. En es...
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This article examines the participation of Mexican immigrants in hometown associations (HTAs), the most significant manifestation of voluntary-sector activity among first-generation Mexican immigrants. It focuses on metropolitan Los Angeles, California, the region with the highest concentration of Mexican immigrants and Mexican HTAs in the United S...
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De la asociación cívica a la participación política: Asociaciones de migrantes y fortalecimiento político de los inmigrantes mexicanos en Los Ángeles En este artículo analizamos la participación de los inmigrantes mexicanos en Estados Unidos, dentro de las asociaciones de migrantes, activismo que representa el caso más importante de trabajo volunt...
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Frente a las tres discusiones recientemente publicadas por algunas corrientes de pensamiento que enarbolan las virtudes de la perspectiva ecológica más ortodoxa, la respuesta ha sido la evaluación de dos paradigmas teóricos distintos que se oponen entre sí: la ecología urbana y la nueva sociología urbana. Se utilizan tres puntos de contraste para d...

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