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Imagining 'Home'

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Material Information

Title: Imagining 'Home' An Ethnography of a U.S. Expatriate Community in San Crist�bal de las Casas, Mexico
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Samowitz, Jamie Marisa
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Expatriation
Mexico
Imagined Community
Displacement
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis is an ethnography of a u.S. expatriate community in San Crist�bal de las Casas, Mexico; the research is based on four-and-a-half months of field work involving participant-observation and both formal and informal interviews. As a response to Dennison Nash's ethnography A Community in Limbo: An Anthropological Study of an American Community Abroad (1970), this thesis utilizes contemporary anthropological understandings of space, place, and community to understand issues of cohesiveness, conflict, and the construction of national and transnational identities among the expatriates. I will examine how displacement is experienced by the U.S. expatriates--including their motivations for relocating, success at incorporation into the host community, and imaginings of both the homeland and the site of expatriation--in comparison to the experience of other (voluntary) forms of displacement. Of particular interest are the conditions of privilege which enable the expatriate project, the power relations at hand in processes of place-making, and how this endeavor is contested by the host society's own construction of place.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jamie Marisa Samowitz
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 S1
System ID: NCFE003696:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003696/00001

Material Information

Title: Imagining 'Home' An Ethnography of a U.S. Expatriate Community in San Crist�bal de las Casas, Mexico
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Samowitz, Jamie Marisa
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Expatriation
Mexico
Imagined Community
Displacement
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis is an ethnography of a u.S. expatriate community in San Crist�bal de las Casas, Mexico; the research is based on four-and-a-half months of field work involving participant-observation and both formal and informal interviews. As a response to Dennison Nash's ethnography A Community in Limbo: An Anthropological Study of an American Community Abroad (1970), this thesis utilizes contemporary anthropological understandings of space, place, and community to understand issues of cohesiveness, conflict, and the construction of national and transnational identities among the expatriates. I will examine how displacement is experienced by the U.S. expatriates--including their motivations for relocating, success at incorporation into the host community, and imaginings of both the homeland and the site of expatriation--in comparison to the experience of other (voluntary) forms of displacement. Of particular interest are the conditions of privilege which enable the expatriate project, the power relations at hand in processes of place-making, and how this endeavor is contested by the host society's own construction of place.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jamie Marisa Samowitz
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 S1
System ID: NCFE003696:00001

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