Girlhood in the Borderlands: Mexican Teens Caught in the Crossroads of Migration | “La Niñez en la Frontera: Adolescentes Mexicanos en la Encrucijada de la Migración,

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/04/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Napa

( El programa del 4 de marzo está en inglés.  Más sobre el libro abajo

Girlhood in the Borderlands examines the experiences of Mexican teenage girls raised in transnational families and the  ways they make meaning of their lives. Mexican men have for decades been recruited for temporary work in the U.S., leaving their families for long periods of time  before returning home again. While the conditions for adults who cross the border for work has been documented, little attention has been paid to the lives of those left behind. Over a six-year period, Lilia Soto interviewed more than sixty teenage girls in Napa, California and Zinapécuaro, Michoacán to reveal the ruptures and continuities felt for the girls surrounded by the movement of families, ideas, and social practices across borders.  

 

“La Niñez en la Frontera” examina las experiencias de adolescentes mexicanas criadas por familias transnacionales y la manera en la que descifran el propósito de sus vidas. Por décadas, hombres mexicanos han sido reclutados para trabajar temporalmente en Estados Unidos, dejando a sus familias por largos periodos antes de poder regresar a casa. A pesar de que las condiciones en las que los adultos cruzan la frontera en busca de trabajo han sido documentadas, se ha puesto muy poca atención en las vidas de las que se quedan atrás. Durante un periodo de seis años, Lilia Soto entrevistó a más de 60 adolescentes mujeres en Napa, California y Zinapécuaro, Michoacán con el fin de revelar las rupturas y continuidades que sienten a estas jóvenes  que han sido rodeadas por el movimiento de familias, ideas y prácticas sociales que atraviesan la frontera.

This is a free event!  Program is in English Only.

Girlhood in the Borderlands examines the experiences of Mexican teenage girls raised in transnational families and the  ways they make meaning of their lives.  Mexican men have for decades been recruited for temporary work in the U.S., leaving their families for long periods of time  before returning home again. While the conditions for adults who cross the border for work has been  documented, little attention has been paid to the lives of those left behind. Over a six-year period, Lilia Soto interviewed more than sixty teenage girls in Napa, California and Zinapécuaro, Michoacán to reveal the ruptures and continuities felt for the girls surrounded by the movement of families, ideas, and social practices across borders.   Read More…

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