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Going North, coming South: Guatemalan migratory flows

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  • MICHELLE J. MORAN-TAYLOR

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    (Department of Geography, University of Denver, United States.)

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    Understanding the return aspect of international migration is vital because re-turnees replete with new ideas, perceptions on life, and monies affect every dimension of social life in migrants’ places of origin. Yet, return migration re-mains uneven and an understudied aspect of migratory flows because migra-tion scholars have privileged why individuals migrate, the underlying motiva-tions for their moves abroad, and how migrants assimilate and succeed in their destinations abroad. Drawing on ethnographic research, this article ad-dresses the migratory flows of Ladino and Mayan Guatemalans: those who go North, but in particular, those who come South. And in doing so, it high-lights their similar and divergent responses towards migration processes.

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    Article provided by Transnational Press London, UK in its journal Migration Letters.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 155-164

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    Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:155-164

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    Keywords: Return Migration; Transnational migration; Guatemalan migration;

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