Women Who Stay Behind
200 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Mar 2015

Women Who Stay Behind

Pedagogies of Survival in Rural Transmigrant Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

Women Who Stay Behind examines the social, educational, and cultural resources rural Mexican women employ to creatively survive the conditions created by the migration of loved ones. Using narrative, research, and theory, Ruth Trinidad Galván presents a hopeful picture of what is traditionally viewed as the abject circumstances of poor and working-class people in Mexico who are forced to migrate to survive. The book studies women's and families' use of cultural knowledge, community activism, and teaching and learning  spaces. Throughout, Trinidad Galván provides answers to these questions: How does the migration of loved ones alter community, familial, and gender dynamics? And what social relations (convivencia), cultural knowledge, and women-centered pedagogies sustain women's survival (supervivencia)?

RELATED TOPICS: Anthropology
Ruth Trinidad Galván is an associate professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Latinos and Education.
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