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International Journal of Migration Studies.

ISSN: 2173-1950

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| Biannual Journal | Open on-line Issue: N. 8 | Vol. 8(2), 2018 |            
Article - Vol. 8(2), 2018:
The migration process of the African representatives in Catalonia: expectations and image
By María Paz López Teulón

   This study, in which qualitative methodology has been used (in-depth interviews) with a territorial perspective that covers the scope of Catalonia, focuses on the different reasons that have led the representatives of African associations to migrate to Catalonia, the itinerary made and in what conditions the trip has been made. Beyond presenting the first moments of their stay in Spain and / or Catalonia until reaching the current residence, we are interested in knowing the image they have of the destination country and the perspective on the situation of the African community itself.

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Book Review - Vol. 8(2), 2018:
Islam and modernity: Some blasphemic reflections by Slavoj Žižek
By Alexandra Ainz Galende


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Article - Vol. 8(2), 2018:
Gender differences in internal migration to Havana during the second half of the 20th century
By Reynier Rodríguez Rico

   The present article characterizes the decision making process and migratory reasons towards the city of Havana in the period 1959-2000, from a gender perspective; that allows analyzing the participation and interaction of men and women in this process, based on the norms and values that prevail in society and that will influence the roles and activities that are assigned differently to each other from a set of socio-demographic variables which intervene in this process. Descriptive statistical methods are used, as well as indexes and measures taken from the demographic analysis that allow to verify: first, a quantitative feminization in the migration, and secondly, the majority percentage weight that men versus women mark with respect to this set of socio-demographic characteristics. Finally, three temporal profiles are constructed that describe the behaviour by gender in the decision and the reasons for the migration.

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Article - Vol. 8(2), 2018:
Health, gender and climate in internal and international migrants in Sonora, Mexico
By José Eduardo Calvario Parra & Rolando Enrique Díaz Caravantes

   Introduction: The migrational experience, both internal and international is composed by a combination of hazardous and risk situations that threaten the physical and emotional integrity of individuals. The goal of this article is to document the experiences and the health of migrants facing high temperatures when heading from Mexico or Central America towards the United States of America, as well as those that transit through the interior of Mexico towards the agricultural fields of the Northwest.
   Method: These findings are based on a qualitative method study that used semi-structured interviews that delve into weather and health risks in international and internal migrants on the Mexican northern border, particularly in the state of Sonora.
   Results: Migration is a turning point in the lives of the people interviewed. There exists a qualitative association between masculinity and the act of migrating; the notion of being a provider and the idea of adventure are crucial for understanding the migrational process. Facing different hazards like violence and environmental factors generates physical and emotional damage.
   Conclusion: There exists a relativization process of weather risks, on this case, the minimization of the damage to health due to high temperatures. The idea of self-sufficiency and independence is part of the gender identities of the migrant males interviewed.

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