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Author Paerregaard, Karsten, author.

Title Return to sender : the moral economy of Peru's migrant remittances / Karsten Paerregaard.

Published Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The social life of remittances -- Peru : migration and remittances -- Compromiso : the family commitment -- Voluntad : the community commitment -- Superación : the personal commitment -- After remittances.
Summary 'Return to Sender' is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that activity means for themselves and for their home communities. The book draws on first-hand ethnographic data from North and South America, Europe, and Japan to describe how Peruvians remit to relatives at home, collectively raise money to organise development projects in their regions of origin, and invest savings in business and other activities.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Emigrant remittances -- Peru.
Peruvians -- Foreign countries.
Peru -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Peru -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520960459 (electronic bk.)
0520960459 (electronic bk.)