Haciendo de Tripas el Corazón/Plucking Up Courage: Migration, Family Internal Conflict, and Gender in Veronica’s Story

Authors

  • Hilary Parsons Dick Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v3i1.32

Keywords:

Mexico-US migration, discourse analysis, emotion, family internal conflict, gender

Abstract

This article considers how migrants conceptualize and negotiate the emotional conflicts that accompany decisions to migrate. Such conflicts are a regular feature of migrants’ experience, informing how they understand the act of and reasons for migrating. The article focuses on the life of one migrant: a woman I call “Veronica,” whom I met during research on migration between Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico and Chester County, Pennsylvania. I argue that the analysis of discourse offers a particularly illuminating window into how migrants conceptualize and negotiate emotional conflicts. I place this discussion in dialogue with the literature on family internal conflict and gender in migration. 

How to Cite

Dick, H. P. (1). Haciendo de Tripas el Corazón/Plucking Up Courage: Migration, Family Internal Conflict, and Gender in Veronica’s Story. Migration Letters, 3(1), 67-75. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v3i1.32

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