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Experiences and emotions of migrants in Mexico: Journeys of violence, resistance and ephemeral destitution

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posted on 15.03.2022, 01:25 by Gianmaria LentiGianmaria Lenti, Bernardo López Marín
Migrants’ unauthorized journeys across Mexico are characterized by danger, violence and precarity, fostering feelings of fear and anguish that are detrimental for their present and future. Nevertheless, their willpower, agency and creativity assist them in coping with the ever-changing nature of migratory routes that encompass danger and sometimes even destitution. Migrants experiencing suffering and the aftermath of trauma consolidate social relationships between each other and with the civil society. These interactions attenuate marginalization and facilitate the provision of care and support. Based on ethnographic methodologies, this paper explores some realities migrants endure and oppose, while emphasizing the journey’s impact on their lives.

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Publication Date

04/01/2021

Journal

Mirada Antropológica

Volume

16

Issue

20

Pagination

p. 56-84

Publisher

la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

ISSN

1870-4689

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