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GUEVARA JARAMILLO, Nathalia. Colombian Migration to Mexico City, Ethnic Frontiers and Stereotypes: A Self-Ethnographic Exploration. Alteridades [online]. 2018, vol.28, n.56, pp.59-69. ISSN 2448-850X.

This paper gathers the results of an exploratory exercise carried out by the author, a Colombian woman living in Mexico, regarding some stereotypes assigned to migrants from her country. Such study was carried out by means of self-ethnography, which makes possible to validate self-experience as ethnographic information. It states that stereotypy allows to reaffirm cultural frontiers based on the nationality, and the frontier is understood as a symbolic and cultural limit that makes possible to reassert the differences and belonging to a national group.

Keywords : Colombian immigrants in Mexico; stereotypy; cultural frontiers; national identities.

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