Lives in Transit: Violence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey (California Series in Public Anthropology #42) (Paperback)

Lives in Transit: Violence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey (California Series in Public Anthropology #42) By Wendy A. Vogt Cover Image
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Description


Lives in Transit chronicles the dangerous journeys of Central American migrants in transit through Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork in humanitarian aid shelters and other key sites, Wendy A. Vogt examines the multiple forms of violence that migrants experience as their bodies, labor, and lives become implicated in global and local economies that profit from their mobility as racialized and gendered others. She also reveals new forms of intimacy, solidarity, and activism that have emerged along transit routes over the past decade. Through the stories of migrants, shelter workers, and local residents, Vogt encourages us to reimagine transit as a site of both violence and precarity as well as social struggle and resistance.

About the Author


Wendy A. Vogt is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis.

Praise For…


"Vogt is a storyteller at core, and Lives in Transit is an indelible piece of groundbreaking work that bears testament to the embodied violence, intimacy, and resistance of Central American migrants in Mexico."
— Latino Studies


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520298552
ISBN-10: 0520298551
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: California Series in Public Anthropology