Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2019

176 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190056018

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Marriage After Migration

An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico

Nora Haenn

Issues of Globalization

Marriage After Migration tells the stories of five women in rural Mexico, each navigating the tricky terrain that is men's international migration. With their husbands and sons working in the United States, will the women be able to hold their families together? The women's lives reveal how marginalized people--including indigenous people--drive globalization. Their journeys show how globalization goes beyond economics to affect the underpinnings of a society and people's most intimate relationships. Author Nora Haenn illuminates dynamics otherwise overlooked in debates about globalization and migration. In relating how migration changes families and rewrites gender roles, Haenn draws upon twenty-five years of experience in Mexico. Her engaging writing style crystalizes for students from all backgrounds what it means not to move.

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