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Norteamérica

On-line version ISSN 2448-7228Print version ISSN 1870-3550

Abstract

DIAZ MENDIBURO, Aaraón; MCLAUGHLIN, Janet; WELLS, Don  and  LYN, André. Adapting Spousal Relations and Transnational Family Structures: Responses To Mexican-Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Migration. Norteamérica [online]. 2018, vol.13, n.2, pp.37-59. ISSN 2448-7228.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20999/nam.2018.b002.

By examining the families and supporting social structures of Mexican “temporary” migrant workers in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP), this article explains how these transnational families modify their structures in an evolving context of neoliberal transnational regionalization. The authors discuss how migrants and their family members respond to changes associated with circular seasonal migration in order to both reduce threats of family breakdown and strengthen their families. They also analyze key contradictions associated with these responses, including those in which new behaviors contribute to greater autonomy and significant changes to gender roles, simultaneously creating greater stress for families.

Keywords : Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program; strengthening families; Mexico-Canada migration; transnational families; migrant workers.

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