Changing Constructions of Sexuality and Risk: Migrant Mexican Women Farmworkers in California

@article{Castaeda2003ChangingCO,
  title={Changing Constructions of Sexuality and Risk: Migrant Mexican Women Farmworkers in California},
  author={X{\'o}chitl Casta{\~n}eda and Patricia Zavella},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Anthropology},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={126-150}
}
Este articulo examina las contradicciones existentes entre poder, cuerpo femenino y la sexualidad marcada racialmente y definida por cuestiones de genero, en comunidades rurales de California predominantemente mexicanas. Despues de migrar, las trabajadoras agriolas mexicanas enfrentan una serie de "riesgos politicos y economicos" queestan vinculados con inequidades sociales dentro del proceso migratorio. Basadas en metodos de observacion participativa, grupos focales y entrevistas en… 
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