The Emergence of Pan-Mayan Ethnicity in the Guatemalan Transnational Community Linking Santa Eulalia and Los Angeles

  title={The Emergence of Pan-Mayan Ethnicity in the Guatemalan Transnational Community Linking Santa Eulalia and Los Angeles},
  author={Eric Popkin},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={675 - 706}
  • Eric Popkin
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Current Sociology
This article explores how the migratory process shapes ethnicity in transnational communities through an examination of the Guatemalan Mayan (Kanjobal) migrant circuit that links Santa Eulalia and Los Angeles. Relying on extensive qualitative fieldwork in both locales and a household census carried out in Santa Eulalia, this study concludes that transnational migration exacerbates class and social stratification in the sending community as immigrants in the host society confront adverse… 

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