The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology
Studies on the impact of Mexican culture in the United States have traditionally focused on the Southwest and more recently on the Southeaster states. This article takes a close look at the creation of a transnational social space in a Midwestern town in Illinois that I call by the pseudonym of Prarie view where immigration has had a strong impact on local demographics from the mid 1990s to the present. In the form of ethnographic notes, the article describes the transnational products and complex ethnic identities that come together in a corner grocery during the first months of a new wave of immigration. And it briefly explains more recent changes brought about by settlers from the Mexican state of Veracruz, to this mid-sized Illinois city. 

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