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Migration, Space, and Belonging

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780520233188
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928473 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0003
Migration, Space, and Belonging

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This chapter explores the prisms of belonging that emerge in the relationship between urban and rural space in Mexico. It presents people's narratives about the home, the neighborhood, the city and places of origin and also describe ways in which these places and sites of affectivity are revisited. It suggests that spaces are associated with particular ways of being and moral beliefs, which shift in relation to the contexts in which they are perceived.

Keywords: belonging; urban space; rural space; Mexico; neighborhood; affectivity; moral beliefs

Chapter.  11916 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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