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Alteridades

On-line version ISSN 2448-850XPrint version ISSN 0188-7017

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BARJA CORIA, Joselin. Why are they still migrating if there is so much violence along the migration routes? Anthropology, violence, and migration. Alteridades [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.58, pp.17-30.  Epub Feb 12, 2021. ISSN 2448-850X.  https://doi.org/10.24275/uam/izt/dcsh/alteridades/2019v29n58/barja.

This article aims to construct an anthropological route to explore migration in transit through the framing of violence and gender and the feminist category of lived experience. The analysis is situated in relation to a continuum of violence that poor migrant central American women face from early in their lives and not just when migrating. Arguments are supported by a multi-sited ethnography approach and the idea of violence as a constitutive life element producing oppressive relationships of women before, during, and after the migratory experience.

Keywords : migration in transit; central American women; anthropology of violence; experience.

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