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Other research on Latin Americans by Cathy McIlwaine

McIlwaine, C. and Bunge, D. (2016) Towards Visibility: the Latin American Community in London, Trust for London, London. Key findings [pdf]  Full report [pdf]

 

Transnational voting practices among Colombian migrants: the Colombian 2010 Elections from the UK and Spain 2010–2011
This British Academy funded research examines the external voting patterns among Colombian migrants living in the UK (London) and Spain (Madrid) in relation to the Legislative and Presidential elections in 2010.  This forms the European component of a larger comparative study with colleagues in the US, France and Colombia.  The study involves conducting in-depth interviews and small-scale surveys in both countries before and during the Congressional and Presidential elections. The project aims to identify the motivations' behind migrant participation in home country elections, as well as the barriers to the exercise of the external vote.

 

Coping practices among Latin American migrants in London
As part of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, and building on previous research in Latin America and with Colombians in London (on a British Academy-funded project), this study explored how recent Latin American migrants, as a much neglected group, coped with living in London. Drawing on livelihoods conceptual frameworks, the research explored the nature of coping practices developed by migrants ranging from securing employment, learning the language to developing support networks. It also examined how these mechanisms are cross-cut by gender and legal status. Ultimately, the research considered whether migrants replaced one form of deprivation in their home countries for another in London, creating ‘new poverty’ in the Global North.

Working papers on Latin Americans in London:

The Colombian community in London [PDF 1.71 MB]
Transnational voting practices among Colombian migrants in London and Madrid The Colombian 2010 Elections from the UK and Spain [PDF 1.23 MB]
Challenging displacement: livelihood practices among Colombian migrants in London [PDF 480KB]
Negotiating gender-based violence: the paradoxes of migration for Latin American women in London [PDF 380KB]
Living in Latin London: How Latin American Migrants Survive in the City [PDF 1.2MB]
Vivir... Sorevivir...Latinoamercanos en Londres [PDF 1.1MB]
The postcolonial practices of international migration: Latin American migration to London [PDF 313KB]
Subversion or subjugation: transforming gender ideologies among Latin American migrants in London [PDF 288KB]
Webs of (ir)regularity among Latin American migrants in London, Working Paper WP-09-0, ICMiC, School of Sociology & Social Policy: University of Nottingham.
Coping practices among Colombian migrants in London [PDF 1MB]
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