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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Purhépechas In Tarecuato And Chicago: Shifts In Local Power Structures Through Transnational Negotiations
Author: Schutze S.
Abstract: The organization of indigenous Purhépecha migrants from the northwestern Mexican state of Michoacán to Chicago has benefited from the ability they have developed to adapt to different political and cultural contexts in Mexico. The Purhépecha community of Tarecuato has managed to combine indigenous culture and the administrative structures imposed by the nation-state to confront the discrimination and assimilation strategies of the mestizo municipality of Santiago Tangamandapio. In Chicago, the migrants from Tarecuato have organized themselves into a hometown association, the Club Tarecuato, and this has made it possible for them to negotiate development projects in the home community with the mestizo municipal president when he visits them in Chicago. Thus the transnational engagement of these indigenous migrants has produced a shift in the political power structure, giving them a voice in local decision making and increasing their influence in the predominantly mestizo municipality. © 2014 Latin American Perspectives.
Editor: SAGE Publications Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/0094582X13518752
Date Issue: 2014
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