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Future in the present

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Future in the present
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projective practices in a transnational migrant community
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Islas-López
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1975-
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María Islas-López
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Alyshia Galvez
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2013
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2013-10
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eng
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Future consideration in the form of plans, hopes, projects and dreams is a constitutive feature of the life of Mexican migrants and their families. This study seeks to understand this engagement with the future of transnational actors—of those that move around and those who stay. The study explores the ways in which this future consideration plays out in people’s everyday transnational living and, accordingly, how people’s future-oriented thinking is factored in transnational dynamics. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with families from a mountain-town in Oaxaca, Mexico with recent migrant ties to central New Jersey, this study explores the interplay of future-related processes of thought with people’s practices and the contexts of their transnational movement. My analytical focus is on three interrelated elements: a) the socio-cultural processes that the imagining of the future results from, b) the form and process of consideration of future scenarios and, c) the forms of behaviors and experiences this future consideration creates. The analysis first addresses the ways in which the processes of future consideration in this town are responsive to transnational migratory dynamics. Second, drawing from research in the cognitive sciences, I elaborate on the subjective mental processes through which social actors create images of the future. I argue that future-scenario building is an outcome of reflexive processes that occur in conversation with context and biographical history, and in relation to people’s interactions with others. Third, I show the ways in which the puzzles of transnational everyday living pose challenges for social actors’ future scenario building, exploring the ways that transnational actors conceptualize the future are consequential for strategic action. By examining these issues, this study proposes innovations to current migration scholarship, making subjective processes a central analytical focus in migration research. My findings suggest that the cognitive and emotional engagements with the future of transnational actors and the ways in which the modalities of this engagement take place produce subjectivity and action in their present. At the level of general social theory, this study addresses the projective capacity of human action and its relation to social and relational context.
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Sociology
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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xii, 174 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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by María Islas-López
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Transborder ethnic groups--Mexico--Oaxaca
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Transborder ethnic groups--New Jersey
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Mexico--Emigration and immigration
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New Jersey--Emigration and immigration
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Mexicans--New Jersey--Social conditions
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Mexicans--Psychology
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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ETD doctoral
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Islas-López
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María
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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