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In Mexico, women can take increased roles in local politics in response to the ‘crisis’ of migration to the U.S.

Andrews, Abigail (2014) In Mexico, women can take increased roles in local politics in response to the ‘crisis’ of migration to the U.S. LSE American Politics and Policy (14 Jul 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Many communities in Mexico have been deeply affected by the large-scale emigration of workers to the U.S. Abigail Andrews examines the effects of migration on one such village, San Miguel. She finds that far from a source of “freedom,” for this community migration was a source of strain. She writes that with so many people having left the village to work in the U.S., the community’s system of participatory self-government was in crisis. Meanwhile, in the U.S., migrants from San Miguel faced persecution and abuse, since most of them were undocumented immigrants. This drove several migrant women of the village to return home. When the women returned, they took on central roles in local politics, in order to protect their communal way of life and sustain an alternative to living in the United States.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 08:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58982

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