The Xariu Community Across Borders Summary

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My book The Xaripu Community across Borders: Labor Migrations, Community, and Family by Manuel Barajas talks about a community of people from the Mexico region who migrated to the U.S and has been incorporated into the US labor market. The majority of the Xaripu people constitute a transnational community with home bases in Michoacán, and Stockton, California, and reflect a high level of transnationalism where they adapt their culture with American values. They pretty much feel at home in the two nations where one is more for work. The book spoke on the long term consequences of sending and receiving societies and how it benefits both counties as a whole. Xaripu’s are dominant in the labor work force in western America. This is due to colonialism back during the US-Mexican War of 1876. During this period, the dictator secured Mexico’s neocolonial position in the emergent global hierarchy by opening its most valuable labor work fields mines, petroleum, and railroads (Barajas, Manuel 2009). The book talks about inequalities that the Xaripu’s face in America, and how America shapes their perceptions of gender empowerment on both sides of the border. Barajas states how many Us-based Xaripus visit Mexico to relax, go out, and have fun, while the smaller number who live there year-round find themselves with more work during the peak of…show more content…
Barajas states that “individuals realize that there are more jobs, higher wages, social services, political freedoms, and so forth in America (the “pull”) than in their impoverished, politically repressive, and overpopulated third-world countries (the “push”)” (Barajas, Manuel 2009) Thus making them leave their homelands to immigrate to the United states. Xaripu’s are huge on labor migration, but may end up working the same exact job that they are working in their native land. What pushes them out is the U.S wage

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