The 0.5 Generation: What Children Know about International Migration

La generación 0.5: lo que los niños saben sobre la migración internacional

Victor Zúñiga

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Resumen

El artículo presenta el análisis de 179 entrevistas a niños y niñas migrantes que vivieron en Estados Unidos y se encontraban en México habiendo seguido distintos itinerarios. El análisis busca responder a la pregunta: ¿qué saben los niños migrantes sobre la migración internacional? Por el hecho de que los niños llevaron a cabo una parte de su educación en Estados Unidos, nos referiremos a ellos como la generación 0.5. Tomando en consideración esta precisión, la pregunta a la que se consagra el análisis se formula de la siguiente manera: ¿cuáles son los contenidos del saber cotidiano de los niños miembros de la generación 0.5 sobre la migración internacional?

Palabras clave: migración México/Estados Unidos; niños migrantes; deportación; afiliaciones nacionales; migración de retorno


Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of 179 interviews with children who lived in the United States and then returned to Mexico following various itineraries. This article seeks to discover the knowledge children accumulate about international migration—i.e., what do they know about migration? All the interviewed children received part of their education in the United States; that is why this article classifies them as members of the 0.5 generation. This definition allows the formulation of the question in a clearer manner: What knowledge of everyday life have children developed about international migration movements?

Keywords: Mexico/U.S. migration; migrant children; deportation; national affiliations; return migration.


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