Retirement migration and transnationalism in northern Mexico
Resumen: This article examines the phenomenon of transnationalism among retired immigrants living in border areas of northern Mexico. Using in-depth interviews conducted with US retirees residing in Baja California, Mexico, we seek to examine how transnational aging is constructed through different practices, relationships, networks and exchanges between both cultures and countries. We analyse several analytical dimensions of transnationalism including social, economic, cultural, identity and belonging conditions. In particular, networks and exchanges among these elderly migrants are most frequently constructed across social and family networks, economic transfers, access to healthcare, and culture. Additionally, we find that these maintained transnational practices in northern Mexico parallel those of international retired migrants living in other parts of the world. However, we argue that the proximity to the US border enables and encourages many types of connections of varying intensities. Finally, we discuss the implications for future research linking transnationalism with international retirement migration.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1086632
Año: 2016
Publicado en: JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES 42, 5 (2016), 816-833
ISSN: 1369-183X

Factor impacto JCR: 1.362 (2016)
Categ. JCR: ETHNIC STUDIES rank: 4 / 15 = 0.267 (2016) - Q2 - T1
Categ. JCR: DEMOGRAPHY rank: 11 / 26 = 0.423 (2016) - Q2 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 1.399 - Demography (Q1) - Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) (Q1)

Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Análisis Geográfico Regi. (Dpto. Geograf. Ordenac.Territ.)

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