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Ana Elizabeth Jardón Hernández: International Migration and Crisis: Transition toward a New Migratory Phase. SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace, vol. 27 (Cham– New York – Heidelberg – Dordrecht – London: Springer International Publishing, 2016).

ISBN (Print): 978-3-319-43897-9
ISBN (Online/eBook): 978-3-319-43898-6
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43898-6

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In this book we present an analysis of the various transformation processes that have been taking place in the international migratory dynamic of Mexicans as a consequence of the 2008 international economic crisis and the implementation of an increasingly hardened American migratory policy. From a methodology that triangulates qualitative and quantitative tools, the main findings of this work indicate that the international migration of Mexicans is moving to a new migratory phase, here called the era of “contraction and disengagement”, that is characterized by the configuration of multiple changes with repercussions on the functioning of international migration as a socioeconomic strategy at the levels of family and migrant communities.


On the Author

Ana Elizabeth Jardón Hernández is a fulltime researcher-professor in the Center of Research and Studies on Mobilities and International Migrations [Centro de Investigación y Estudios en Movilidades y Migraciones Internacionales, CIyEMMI] of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico [Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, UAEMex]; she is a member of the National System of Researchers [Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, SNI] and a member of the Academic Group “Gender, Migrations and Inequalities” and also a member of the International Network on Participatory Processes, Gender and Territorial Development. In 2013, she accomplished her Doctorate in Social Sciences from El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico.
Her research interests are related to the study of Mexico-United States international migration, remittances, development and poverty, on which she has published a number of articles. Among her most recent publications we find the book Condiciones laborales en tiempos de crisis. Un análisis de la migración calificada de América Latina y el Caribe en Estados Unidos (2015) [Labor Conditions in time of crisis. An analysis of qualified migration of Latin America and the Caribbean in the United States], published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Regional Center of Multidisciplinary Researches; a chapter “Dinámica de la migración de retorno en contextos de crisis y violencia antiinmigrante. El caso de Las Vueltas, México” [Dynamic of return migration in contexts of crisis and anti-immigrant violence. The case of Las Vueltas] (2015), of the book Retorno en los procesos migratorios de América Latina. Conceptos, debates, evidencias [Return in the migratory processes of Latin America. Concepts, debates, evidence] (Fernando Lozano and Jorge Martínez, coordinators), published by the Latin American Association of Population [Asociación Latinoamericana de Población, ALAP] and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Address: Dr. Ana Elizabeth Jardón Hernández, Center of Research and Studies on Mobilities and International Migrations [Centro de Investigación y Estudios en Movilidades y Migraciones Internacionales, CIyEMMI], Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Paseo Tollocan s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Edificio Ex-planetario, Toluca Estado de México, 50110, Mexico.


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