versión impresa ISSN 0187-7372
OJEDA, Norma. Reflections on Mexico-U.S. Transborder and Transnational Families. Frontera norte [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.42, pp. 7-30. ISSN 0187-7372.
This article presents a series of reflections about transborder and transnational families living near the Mexico-U.S. border. These two different family types are not mutually exclusive, because some families belong to both. Transborder families form part of a regional phenomenon unique to the two nation's geographic border and dating from its creation. Transnational families fit into a broader social situation tied to both the migrant flow? between the two countries and the phenomenon of globalization. Both types form part of the current family systems of Mexico and the United States. One expects they will continue to increase in both size and social complexity on each side of the border.
Palabras llave : Family; transborder; transnationality; Latinos; Mexico-U.S. border.