Sociology PhD Candidate Authors New Book
Jorge Daniel Vásquez, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, has authored a new book. "Transforming Ethnicity: Youth and Migration in the Southern Ecuadorian Andes" explores how global migration transforms local dynamics in the communal life of indigenous peoples in southern Ecuador.
From the publisher:
"Drawing on data from in-depth interviews and dialogue-based workshops with indigenous youths, the author shows how migratory processes and forms of self-representation have challenged the idea that ethnic identity is tied to fixed cultural patterns. He further shows how youths’ transnational experiences reconfigure generational differences within indigenous communities. In analyzing how transnational life, adultcentrism, gender power dynamics, and institutional discourses intersect in the production of indigenous youths’ subjectivities, this book provides an innovative approach to the studies of indigenous peoples and migration."
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