Gaspar Rivera-Salgado



From Hometown Clubs to Transnational Social Movement: The Evolution of Oaxacan Migrant Associations in California

This article examines the multiple forms of immigrant-led organizations found among the indigenous Oaxacan diaspora in the state of California. The economic and social impact of the almost 12 million migrants has been such that it has transformed the places of origin and settlement on both sides of the border. Rivera-Salgado focuses on a paradigmatic case in migrant collective political action: the Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (Binational Indigenous Organizations Front). This organization is composed largely by Oaxacan indigenous migrants, has emerged as a unique point of reference in the migrants’ claims for rights, while centering its organizational strategy on the indigenous identity claimed by its members.

indigenous immigrant organizations, Oaxaca, Mexico, migrants’ rights

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 42, Nos. 3-4 (2015): 119-136


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