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NIDEA SEMINAR Series 2019 - 17 September 2019

Date Tuesday 17 September 2019
Time 1:10pm - 2pm
Where I.1.01
Presenter Adriana Leona Rosales-Mendoza
Contact Shefali Pawar
Contact email shefali.pawar@waikato.ac.nz
Admission Cost Free

MIGRATORY EMOTIONS: MEN AND WOMEN OF YUCATAN AND CHIAPAS, MÉXICO, FACING MALE MIGRATION TO QUEBEC, CANADA

Since its inception, the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP) attracted the attention of scholars and trade union leaders. On the one hand, social research was triggered by the governmental decision to give preference to temporary migration, while these researchers exposed the unfair terms of the working conditions faced by the workers who were hired. On the other hand, some organizations such as the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) were concerned about working conditions, and at the same time questioned the impact and pressure these kinds of jobs bring to Canadian workers. There are several studies on that subject, but scarce attention has been given to the social-emotional problem which men in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP) undergo during the migratory process. Even less attention has been placed on their romantic partners. In this presentation, we inquire into the emotions felt among men and women from Yucatan and Chiapas, Mexico. Our analysis is based on a postcolonial and intersectional perspective and a socio-anthropological and geographical approach to emotions. The strategy of inquiry is based on the qualitative approach called evocation of emotion through images (photo-evoking).

Adriana Leona Rosales-Mendoza PhD -Dr. Adriana Leona Rosales-Mendoza completed her tertiary studies in Sociology, Masters in Women Studies (El Colegio de México), Masters in Anthropology (with Honors) and has a Doctorate in Anthropology (with Honors) at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México (Metropolitan Autonomous University of México). She has twenty years of experience teaching and tutoring indigenous and non-indigenous students at Pre-grade and Post-grade levels at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, México (National Pedagogical University, Mexico). Dr. Rosales-Mendoza is the author of different books, chapters, and articles drawing on postcolonial and feminist approaches, gender perspective, human rights, and indigenous research methodologies.