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JUAREZ CERDI, Elizabeth. Sex, soccer and Saturday dance: Free-time among the Mexican immigrants in Canada. Alteridades [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.40, pp. 49-64. ISSN 0188-7017.

This article analyzes the situation of Mexican migrant laborers registered in the Temporary Agricultural Workers Program, working in a small locality in Canada and how they use their free time. I have analyzed topics like the formation of "temporary" relationships, participation in soccer games and teams and Saturday-night dances in local bars. The analysis of how these migrant workers use their free time seeks to understand the initiative of individuals as social agents, the structural constraints that allow, or impede, their actions and use of their free time, the exercise of decision-making, and the actions that are permitted in a specific space and time in the context of an economic system that determines working conditions, housing and even interpersonal interaction.

Palavras-chave : international migration; social practices; free time; working conditions.

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