Sociological puzzle 11

    Question 1: Brotherton and Barrios define resistance, It is a resistance of not giving up, of refusing to lose the dream, of doing ones utmost to maintain and retain personal appearance and dignity despite it all, of fulfilling ones family obligations, such as keeping the kids clothed, encouraging them to study, and helping them to make it in an unforgiving world. In what ways do deportees resist the social bulimic experience of deportation? (see pages 299-301). Why do the authors argue that resistance cannot be easily measured?

    Question 2: Why is such resistance necessary for deportees (and their loved ones)?

    Question 3: How does the resistance of deportees relate to the theory of social bulimia?

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