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"I Will Always be an American Living in Mexico": Women of the Mormon Colonies


Abstract The &ldquoMormon; Colonies” in Chihuahua, northern Mexico, boast a sizable population of women originally from the United States who have immigrated to these small Mexican towns. This ethnographic study of the immigrant women in the area focuses on questions of citizenship and belonging, and bolsters the scholarship on U.S. American immigrants in Mexico. Using data from 15 unstructured interviews, the women&rsquos; experiences of migration provide a portrait of U.S. American immigrants in a Mexican religious community. Analysis of this data using grounded theory has revealed that these U.S. American women have created a third social space for themselves, to a large degree retaining their original culture, language, and pol... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Nielsen, Vanessa (Author) / Mean, Lindsey (Advisor) / Tellez, Michelle (Committee member) / Gruber, Diane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Women's studies / Latin American studies / American / immigration / Mexico / migration / Mormon / women
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 101 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Communication Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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