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Book Launch – GRINGOLANDIA: Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism

February 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower

GRINGOLANDIA: Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism

The book provides a look at today’s “reverse” migration of white, middle-class expats from north to south through the perspective of Cuenca, Ecuador—the country’s third-largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regardless of their individual motivations, Hayes argues that such North–South migrants remain embedded in unequal and unfair global social relations. He explores the repercussions on the host country—from rising prices for land and rent to the reproduction of colonial patterns of domination and subordination.

Discussion with author:
Matthew Hayes
Associate Professor
St. Thomas University

POSTER (pdf)

sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program