Within Families, Beyond Borders: the International Social Structuring of Consumption in Mexico

This research examines consumption for Mexican workers in the U.S. and their families in Mexico, with particular attention to its social impacts in Mexico. Specifically, we trace the flows of products/services, capital, and meanings from Mexican immigrant workers to their families, examine how such resources become transformed into consumption in Mexico, and in turn, explore the impacts of such consumption on social relations within families and with others in neighborhoods and larger municipal contexts. This work contributes to knowledge of where and how transnational consumption behavior enters and alters families and social class hierarchies that extend across national borders.



Citation:

Lisa N. Penaloza and Judith Cavazos Arroyo (2008) ,"Within Families, Beyond Borders: the International Social Structuring of Consumption in Mexico", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35, eds. Angela Y. Lee and Dilip Soman, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 162-165.

Authors

Lisa N. Penaloza, University of Utah
Judith Cavazos Arroyo, Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35 | 2008



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