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Migraciones internacionales

On-line version ISSN 2594-0279Print version ISSN 1665-8906

Abstract

TUNON PABLOS, Esperanza  and  MARTINEZ OLVERA, Ariadna. Mexican immigrants' nostalgic experiences in New York. Migr. Inter [online]. 2019, vol.10, e2198.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0279.  https://doi.org/10.33679/rmi.v1i1.2198.

This article analyzes the nostalgic experiences of Mexican immigrants in the state of New York. From a new approach to mobilities paradigm, we propose a focus on the emotional aspects of migration to reveal the internal conflicts that emerge when migrants seek to adapt to the lifestyle of their destination country, while trying not to lose their cultural roots, and how this inner tension influences the interactions in their everyday doings and emotions. Based on the narratives exposed in 35 interviews with Mexican immigrants living at the destination country, this qualitative study provides elements for the understanding of nostalgic experiences derived from the painful process of leaving their home country.

Keywords : Nostalgia; mobilities; cultural identity; Mexico; United States.

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