In this essay, I write from a positionality I call “place privilege,” a location I share with people like Donald Trump because we comment from where we were born, raised, and live. I attempt to challenge the limits and also use the privilege of that positionality to offer a rethinking of caravans coming from Central America as coalitions in motion, as calls to an ethical relation, and as weapons of the weak.
Understanding Migrant Caravans1 from the Place of Place Privilege
Karma R. Chávez is Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. I would like to thank Devika Chawla and Annie Hill for their insights. Correspondence to: Karma R. Chávez, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 210 W. 24th Street, Mailcode F9200, GWB 2.102, Austin, TX 78712, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Karma R. Chávez; Understanding Migrant Caravans from the Place of Place Privilege. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2019; 8 (1): 9–16. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.9
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