Parental Controls: The Gendered Experiences of Latin American Mothers and Fathers in Canada's Agricultural Guestworker Programs

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Parental Controls: The Gendered Experiences of Latin American Mothers and Fathers in Canada's Agricultural Guestworker Programs

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dc.contributor.advisor Preibisch, Kerry
dc.contributor.author Paciulan, Melissa Mary
dc.date 2012-01-11
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-16T16:40:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-11T06:00:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3280
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the experiences of transnational agricultural migrant workers in Canada’s guestworker programs. Examined through a gendered lens, it focuses on migrant’s experiences as parents to children whom they must leave behind in their communities of origin when they migrate. Drawing on interview and ethnographic data, this thesis argues that transnational parents, especially mothers, face a unique set of challenges and barriers as participants in these programs. It explores how the injustices that migrants suffer impact parents’ ability to focus on their primary motivation to migrate— their children— thereby limiting their ability to fulfill their roles as parents and hindering their parent-child relationships. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject migration, transnational parenting, gender en_US
dc.title Parental Controls: The Gendered Experiences of Latin American Mothers and Fathers in Canada's Agricultural Guestworker Programs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Latin American and Caribbean Studies en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of Languages and Literatures en_US


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