Strategies of Documentation among Kichwa Transnational Migrants

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Resumen

Over the last 40 years, Kichwa-Otavalo migration has shifted from textile commerce across the borders of neighboring countries to transnational migration as indigenous musicians and artisans. This indigenous population, originally from the Province of Imbabura, Ecuador, travels around the world using strategies and documents learned through generations of travelers who have encountered different migration regimes and who have expanded their commercial networks across several continents. This chapter explores migration strategies and attitudes towards different forms of documentation the indigenous merchants and musicians have developed throughout the years and argues that a pragmatic understanding and use of documents have emerged from various contexts of migration. Kichwa-Otavalo migrants use there shifting positionality within specific contexts to engage state actors who cannot really “read” them in a bureaucratic sense.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Título de la publicación alojadaPaper Trails
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaMigrants, Documents, and Legal Insecurity
EditoresSarah B. Horton, Josiah Heyman
Lugar de publicaciónEstados Unidos
EditorialDuke University Press
Capítulo8
Páginas208-228
Número de páginas20
ISBN (versión digital)9781478012092
ISBN (versión impresa)9781478008453, 9781478007944
EstadoPublicada - jul 2020

Serie de la publicación

NombreGlobal Insecurities
EditorialDuke University Press

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ciencias sociales (todo)

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