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They are Risks, but we have Dreams. Gender, Culture and Migration

by Sandra Lorenzano

pp. 80-97 Issue 16 (8,2) – July-December 2021 ISSN (online): 2539/2239 ISSN (print): 2389-8232 DOI:


Historically, Mexicans have migrated to the United States in search of better living conditions; currently Mexico is also a territory through which migrants pass, mainly from Central America towards the Rio Bravo.
At the same time, research highlights the increase in female migration as a consequence of new demands from global capitalism, as well as job insecurity, poverty and extreme violence in places of origin. Violence exerted on women’s bodies as a systemic practice of the mandate of masculinity in their “counter-pedagogies of cruelty” (Segato, 2018).
This article seeks to approach various literary and cinematographic works on the subject.


gender, Mexico, Female Migration, Culture
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