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Andamios

On-line version ISSN 2594-1917Print version ISSN 1870-0063

Abstract

PARRINI ROSES, Rodrigo; ALQUISIRAS TERRONES, Luisa  and  NOCEDAL ROJAS, Emilio. Outsiders, neighbors and victims. Discursive figures of solidarity and Central American migration in Mexico. Andamios [online]. 2021, vol.18, n.45, pp.195-221.  Epub Sep 27, 2021. ISSN 2594-1917.  https://doi.org/10.29092/uacm.v18i45.816.

This article identifies three discursive figures emerging in the supportive practices carried out by different actors with Central American migrants who transit through Mexico: outsider, neighbor and victim. They condense an institutional process, but also discursive, in which solidarity with migrants moves towards the field of what Didier Fassin calls humanitarian reason. The critical analysis of this displacement allows us to understand how care networks were established throughout the country, but also the practical and discursive heterogeneity of the forms of solidarity in force today in the routes of Central American migrants. We start with the materials of a multi-sited ethnographic research -one hundred interviews were conducted and participant observation sessions- to inquire into the way in which the migrant subjects are signified.

Keywords : Discourse; humanitarianism; Mexico; migration; solidarity.

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