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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||Negotiating Migrant Identities: Young People in Bolivia and Argentina|
|Author(s): ||Punch, Samantha|
|Contact Email: ||email@example.com|
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2007|
|Publisher: ||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Citation: ||Punch S (2007) Negotiating Migrant Identities: Young People in Bolivia and
Argentina, Children's Geographies, 5 (1 & 2), pp. 95-112.|
|Abstract: ||In rural Bolivia, like many rural areas of the majority world, there are few
opportunities for permanent employment and most young people do not have access
to their own land. Consequently, many young people in southern Bolivia migrate
seasonally to Argentina and their migratory experience provides them with a
sense of collective identity during periods spent within their home community.
It also enables them to access consumer goods as well as to continue to maintain
interdependent family ties by contributing financially to their households. This
paper, based on ethnographic fieldwork in rural Bolivia, considers the positive
and negative ways in which the young migrant identity offers young people
alternative youth transitions as well as enhances their social and economic
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733280601108213|
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|Affiliation: ||Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology|
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