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Trabajo Infantil Femenino: Las Niñas en las Calles de la Ciudad de México

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  • Begoña Leyra Fatou

    () (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales (ICEI))

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This publication shows the results of an investigation on the reality of Mexican workers feminine children, conducted in Mexico City from October 2002 to June 2003. The investigation was presented to obtain the Advanced Studies Diploma as part of the PhD program in Social Anthropology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The results have been worked again in the PhD thesis, so some topics could be modified and extended in the next future. Today the feminine children work is almost completely unknown, most of the time it has been subsumed within the masculine universe of working boys, without considering the specific girls particularities. This approximation pretends to demystify some principles around this practice and to look at the girls in the Mexican social context, showing the complexity that this matter deserves and trying to avoid the simplistic generalizations of the “official” version. La siguiente publicación refleja los resultados obtenidos en el proceso de investigación sobre la realidad de las niñas trabajadoras mexicanas, que tuvo lugar en Ciudad de México desde Octubre de 2002 a Junio de 2003 y que fue presentado para la obtención del Diploma de Estudios Avanzados dentro del Programa de Doctorado en Antropología Social de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Dichos resultados, siguen en la actualidad en fase de replanteamiento, en forma de Investigación Doctoral, por lo que algunas temáticas podrán ser ampliadas y modificadas en el futuro. El trabajo infantil femenino sigue siendo, hoy por hoy, un gran desconocido, debido a que se ha subsumido dentro del universal masculino de los niños trabajadores, sin tener en cuenta las particularidades y especificidades de las niñas. Con esta pequeña aproximación, se pretende desmitificar algunas premisas que rodean a esta práctica y visibilizar a las niñas en el contexto social mexicano, dándole a esta realidad la complejidad que se merece evitando caer en las generalizaciones simplistas de los discursos “oficiales”.

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  • Begoña Leyra Fatou, 2008. "Trabajo Infantil Femenino: Las Niñas en las Calles de la Ciudad de México," Working Papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales 0505, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucm:wpaper:0505
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