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Haciendo de Tripas el Corazón/Plucking Up Courage: Migration, Family Internal Conflict, and Gender in Veronica’s Story

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  • HILARY PARSONS DICK

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    (Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

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    This article considers how migrants conceptualize and negotiate the emotional conflicts that accompany decisions to migrate. Such conflicts are a regular feature of migrants’ experience, informing how they understand the act of and reasons for migrating. The article focuses on the life of one mi-grant: a woman I call “Veronica,” whom I met during research on migration between Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico and Chester County, Pennsylvania. I argue that the analysis of discourse offers a particularly illuminating window into how migrants conceptualize and negotiate emotional conflicts. I place this discussion in dialogue with the literature on family internal conflict and gender in migration.

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    Article provided by Transnational Press London, UK in its journal Migration Letters.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 67-75

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    Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:3:y:2006:i:1:p:67-75

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    Keywords: Mexico-US migration ; discourse analysis ; emotion ; family internal conflict ; gender;

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