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- DescriptionSince the arrival of the Puritans, various religious groups, including Quakers, Jews, Catholics, and Protestant sects, have migrated to the United States. The role of religion in motivating their migration and shaping their settlement experiences has been well documented. What has t been recorded is the contemporary story of how migrants from Mexico and Central America rely on religion - their clergy, faith, cultural expressions, and everyday religious practices - to endure the undocumented journey. At a time when anti-immigrant feeling is rising among the American public and when immigration is often cast in ecomic or deviant terms, Migration Miracle humanizes the controversy by exploring the harsh realities of the migrants' desperate journeys. Drawing on over 300 interviews with men, women, and children, Jacqueline Hagan focuses on an unexplored dimension of the migration undertaking - the role of religion and faith in surviving the journey. Each year hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to cross the border into the United States, yet until w, few scholars have sought migrants' own accounts of their experiences.
- Author BiographyJacqueline Maria Hagan is Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of Deciding To Be Legal: A Maya Community in Houston.
- Author(s)Jacqueline Maria Hagan
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication23/10/2012
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note2 tables
- Weight272 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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