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The formation of female-headed households in Mexican shantytowns

Chant, Sylvia (2007) The formation of female-headed households in Mexican shantytowns. In: Women and Migration in the Us-Mexico Borderlands. Latin America otherwise. Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, pp. 360-368. ISBN 9780822341185

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Abstract

Women’s migration within Mexico and from Mexico to the United States is increasing; nearly as many women as men are migrating. This development gives rise to new social negotiations, which have not been well examined in migration studies until now. This pathbreaking reader analyzes how economically and politically displaced migrant women assert agency in everyday life. Scholars across diverse disciplines interrogate the socioeconomic forces that propel Mexican women into the migrant stream and shape their employment options; the changes that these women are making in homes, families, and communities; and the “structural violence” that they confront in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands broadly conceived—all within the economic, social, cultural, and political interstices of the two countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.dukeupress.edu/index.php
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2010 12:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30849/

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